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Department of Transport and Planning - Employment pathways

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

Yani Bangal Transport and Planning Portfolio First Peoples Scholarship Program

The Transport and Planning Portfolio First Peoples Scholarships Program 2024 applications are now open.

About the Program

The program is aimed at providing First Peoples students in Secondary School, VCAL, TAFE and University with financial and career assistance. Core objectives of the program include:

  • Provide financial support to First Peoples students to assist with the completion of their studies
  • Create meaningful career pathways into the Transport and Planning Portfolio
  • Strengthen capacity and stronger relationships with Victorian First Peoples and communities.

Launched in 2021, the Program is one of many career pathway initiatives in place to assist the Portfolio in reaching it’s 2% First Peoples employment target set for the Victorian Public Sector. It is designed with the central aim of creating a long-term pipeline of First Peoples career and leadership development in the transport and planning portfolio.

2024 applications for secondary, TAFE and university students are now open.


Secondary/VCAL Students apply now(opens in a new window)

Uni/TAFE Students apply now(opens in a new window)

Please contact the DTP First Peoples Careers and Cultural Safety Team for more information:

Digital Jobs Program

The Digital Jobs Program(opens in a new window) 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 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, and support
  • Project (agile) management

Apply for the Digital Jobs Program now(opens in a new window).

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 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(opens in a new window).

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(opens in a new window).

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(opens in a new window).

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream

The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream(opens in a new window) 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 a 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(opens in a new window).


To learn more, please feel free to contact the employment programs team at in a new window).