The department is committed to professional development and offers student placement opportunities to both tertiary and secondary students.

Student placements at the department provide an opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a particular business area, observe practice and interaction between Victorian Government departments, statutory entities and the judicial system — and a chance to serve the community.

The department endeavours to provide meaningful work experience for students to assist them in their learning and development.

The department embraces diversity among our staff and volunteers (including students) and encourages applications from people with disability, including people with mental ill-health, as well as people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Tertiary students

It is the responsibility of the student or a representative of the student's tertiary institution to contact a business area directly (see below).

The consideration and approval of the student placement will be determined by the business unit. Some requests may not be accommodated due to business requirements.

The following eligibility criteria applies to all tertiary placements:

  • The tertiary placement must contribute towards a tertiary qualification and is unpaid work.
  • The tertiary institution is obliged to cover the student for public liability insurance, accident insurance and professional indemnity insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are covered.
  • All students must undergo a Criminal History Check prior to commencing a placement. The business area will liaise with the student to organise the check.
  • All students are required to sign a Deed of Confidentiality before commencing a placement.
  • Work Integrated Learning Coordinator details must be provided to the business area authorising the placement.
  • The attached student placement request form must be submitted to the business area using the Placements Contacts List below. 
  • Students should submit a student placement request form at least one month prior to when they would like to undertake their placement.
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Secondary students

The department welcomes applications for student placement/work experience from secondary school students over the age of 15.

It is the responsibility of the student or a representative of the student’s school, such as a work experience coordinator, to contact a business area directly (see below). The business area can accept or deny the request, particularly if there is inadequate supervision or no appropriate work available.

The following eligibility criteria applies to all secondary school placements:

  • Work experience placements are completed in one or two weeks and students are usually paid $5 per day, as advised by the Department of Education and Training.
  • All students must sign a Deed of Confidentiality before undertaking any work for the department but are not required to undergo a Criminal History Check.
  • All students, principals of schools, parents/guardians and supervisors of students must complete the Work Experience Arrangement form and provide a completed copy of this the student’s supervisor.
  • The Work Experience Coordinator details must be provided to the business area authorising the placement.
  • The attached student placement request form must be submitted to the business area using the Placements Contacts List below. 
  • Students should submit a student placement request form at least one month prior to when they would like to undertake their placement.

Please note Corrections Victoria and Youth Justice do not accept secondary students.

For more information visit the Department of Education and Training website (External link) Information on guidelines and forms to assist supervisors, schools and students in fulfilling their work experience obligations, including the Work Experience Manual can also be found here.

Placements contacts list 

The list of business areas below indicates where we may have student placement opportunities. The student placement request form must be submitted to your preferred business areas using the contacts list below.

 

Corporate student placements

Consumer Affairs Victoria doj.cav.reception@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Infringement Management and Enforcement Services sheriffsrecruitment@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Office of the Public Advocate (Tertiary placements only) natalie.tomas@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
South East Metro Region (Box Hill, Dandenong, Frankston, Lilydale, Moorabbin, Ringwood and Rosebud) dandenongjsc@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Grampians Region (Ballarat, Ararat and Horsham) grampiansrecruitment@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Barwon South West Region (Geelong, Warrnambool and Portland) melanie.rowe@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Hume Region (Wangaratta, Wodonga and Shepparton) HR.HumeHumanResources@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Loddon Mallee Region (Bendigo, Mildura and Swan Hill) loddonmallee.hr@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Gippsland Region (Bairnsdale, Morwell, Sale and Wonthaggi) hrservices.gippsland@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
Knowledge Information Technology Services (KITS) dojkits.hrrecruitment@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)
 

Community Correctional Services

To find about student placement opportunities with Community Correctional Services, please visit the Careers page on the Corrections Victoria website (External link) and view the student placement information. 

 

Youth Justice Custodial Services

 

Clinical student placements

SOATS - Specialised Offender Assessment & Treatment Service

Only tertiary students participating in AASW accredited Social Work degrees (under-graduate or post-graduate) and AHPRA accredited Psychology post-graduate degrees are eligible to apply for clinical placements with SOATS. 

odette.williamson@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)

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