The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) offers employment pathways to create employment opportunities and develop a talent pipeline for the department.

Employment pathway programs on offer include:

To learn more, please feel free to contact the employment programs team at [email protected].

Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarship Program

The Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarships Program TAFE/University 2022 cohort is now closed.

About the program

This portfolio-wide scholarships program for secondary, TAFE and university students was developed in support of the transport portfolio following the launch of the Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan 2020-2023 in November 2020.

The program is supported by the three transport Ministers and aims to achieve the 2% Aboriginal employment target set for the Victorian Public Sector. It is designed with the central aim of creating a long-term pipeline of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander talent and career and leadership development in the transport portfolio.

The program was launched in 2021 and will run for a three-year period. Twenty-one scholarships were awarded in 2021 to 19 secondary and two university students.

2023 applications for TAFE and university students will be published in December 2022. 

Digital Jobs Program

The Digital Jobs Program aims to build the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians so they can transition into digital careers.

Over the next three years, the program will support 5,000 mid-career Victorians to complete a six-month program that includes 12 weeks of industry-backed training followed by 12 weeks in a paid digital job with a Victorian business.

DTP is working with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and recruitment agency Hudson to provide meaningful employment to Victorians with digital skills looking to re-enter the workforce.

With the demand for digital skills in Victorian businesses is growing rapidly, the Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs Program is building a new talent pool of great people with digital skills to help meet this demand.

DTP will be supporting a number of experienced and highly capable mid-career workers to transition into digital careers.

Before starting with us, interns receive training from a leading education provider in a range of digital areas, including:

  • Data analytics
  • Programming/software development
  • Cyber security
  • Cloud computing
  • AI/machine learning
  • User experience/user interface
  • Product management
  • Web development
  • Digital marketing, operations, support
  • Project (agile) management

Apply for the Digital Jobs Program now.

DTP STEM Graduate Program

The first year of DTP's in-house graduate program has now been launched, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

With Victoria's transport and road infrastructure currently expanding, we are looking for the best graduates to keep Victoria's networks growing and developing.

Our STEM Graduate Program is a three-year development program consisting of three 12-month rotations across your discipline. This will be the inaugural year of the redesigned program with every graduate's experience and pathway is tailored to the stream.

During the first two years as a graduate, you will receive tailored learning and development, mentoring and exposure days across the Victorian transport network.

In the third year of the program, our graduates enter their ‘emerging professional' year and complete an accreditation.

Graduates will undergo a rotation to gain valuable hands on experience in a booming area of our business.

About the roles:

  • VPS 3 salary ($72,751–$77,428) level dependent on qualification
  • Three-year fixed term employment – with priority and support for graduates to secure opportunities post the graduate program
  • Professional development focusing on business, technical and leadership skills
  • Regional (or metro for regional grads) based rotation – relocation and living allowance provided
  • Structured senior executive mentorship
  • Opportunities across the Victorian Public Service (VPS) with priority job access
  • Flexible working arrangements and conditions under the VPS

Application timeline (subject to change):

  • Applications are now closed for 2023
  • Communication of outcome by November 2022

Victorian Government Graduate Program

This is a 12-month, whole of Victorian Government development program administered by the Victorian Public Service Commission.
Graduates will undertake three rotating placements of four months each and will be eligible for an ongoing position or promotion upon successful completion.

To find out more go to the Graduate website.

DTP Vacation Student Program

In 2022 the Department of Transport and Planning’s Vacation Student Employment Program will be offered in conjunction with Victorian based Universities, so please reach out to your University Internship team to be referred.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Trainee Program

This program offers young Victorians aged 15 to 29 opportunities to undertake a traineeship in the Victorian Government. Through a mixture of structured training, provided by a group training organisation and on the job training, trainees will successfully complete certificate level qualifications.

To find out more go to the Jobs Victoria website.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream

The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream is a newly implemented program designed to provide a pathway for young people with a disability into the Victorian public service and our agencies.

A whole-of-government initiative, YES is an important part of the department’s workforce planning and strategy development.

It helps the department meet future skill and employment needs by employing young people facing barriers to employment who are aged from 15 to 29 years.

YES trainees in the disability stream are sourced through our partnership with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and employed by a group training organisation (GTO) with DTP hosting the trainee.

The GTO provides training and support to the trainee as well as administration functions relating to taxation and superannuation payments.

Traineeships are for 12-month fixed term, composed of performing administrative tasks, whereby young people study towards completing a certificate level qualification.

Apply for the Youth Employment Scheme Disability Stream now.