Science and Planning Graduate Program

The department offers a number of employment programs including the Science and Planning Graduate Program. The program is a two-year learning and development opportunity to launch your career. It is open to recent science, agriculture, planning and related graduates.

Graduates develop a range of skills in opportunities across the department including in metropolitan and regional Victoria.

The program aims to provide and develop broad exposure to:

  • policy
  • research
  • engagement skills.

It also enables graduates to gain specialist skills and experience that will support a sustainable career with the department.

Previous graduates have worked across a variety of roles within Agriculture Victoria including:

  • emergency management
  • digital engagement
  • climate risk
  • animal health.

Graduate profile: Beth Evans

Person wearing wetsuit and snorkel in the water with torch

Which university did you attend and which course did you do?

  • Monash University — Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
  • Southern Cross University — Master of Marine Science and Management.

Why did you apply?

The position of Project Officer Invasive Marine Species sounded too good to be true! Combining my love of marine science within a technical setting drew me to the role as well as the:

  • exposure to work in 3 different positions over the 8 month rotations
  • learning and development opportunities.

What was your experience?

I am in my last year of the graduate program. It's been a positive experience finding out what I like and don’t like so much.

What did you enjoy most?

I enjoyed the:

  • diversity of tasks in each rotation
  • constant learning process
  • connections developed in the 2 year program.

Why would you recommend the program?

The graduate program provides a structured pathway into an ongoing position in the Victorian Public Service (VPS).

The program allows you to move to different regions within the state and trial different jobs.

The connections and the mentoring processes of the program are great!

For further information about the program please call 8392 6352 or email

Page last updated: 25 Mar 2021