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Family Violence Career Insights

Live panel discussion

Friday 18 June, 11am–12pm

  • Are you studying social work, community services or a related degree?
  • Curious about what it’s like to work as part of a team helping to end family violence in Victoria?
  • Do you want to find out about graduate programs?

Then this event is for you. Panel members include current and recent graduates and the Learning and Development Facilitator for the Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program.

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The Victorian family violence sector needs people who have social work, and other related, qualifications.

If you are studying social work (or similar) degree or have recently graduated, have you considered a career in the family violence sector?

Do you want to work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding sector that makes a real difference for people affected by family violence?

The Victorian family violence sector needs someone like you.

If you are studying another related degree or vocational qualification, such as psychology, criminal justice, health promotion, or community services, then you too could be exactly what the family violence sector needs.

You will learn and grow through the support of your colleagues, on-the-job training and best practice approaches.

Don’t assume that you are not right for a job in family violence – we need people with diverse backgrounds, experience, qualifications and skills right across Victoria.

Search jobs on the Family Violence Jobs Portal

Career Insights panel discussion

At the Family Violence Career Insights event, our panel shared their thoughts about starting a career in the sector and answered a range of questions about career paths, roles and opportunities. Take a look at this video of highlights and if you are interested to learn more about what its like working in a family violence role, watch the full recording (1:17)


Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program

The Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program (the Program) will recruit new graduates with social work (or similar) qualifications to work in a range of family violence roles across regional Victoria. Graduate roles include victim support, perpetrator, sexual assault and Aboriginal family violence services.

Who can apply?

The Program prioritises new and recent graduates with social work qualifications. However, you are eligible to apply if you have studied another related degree or vocational qualification, such as (but not limited to) psychology, criminal justice, health promotion, or community services. For the purposes of this Program, recent graduate refers to people who have completed all course requirements and will graduate within the next six months through to those who have completed their qualifications within the last two years.

What will the Program offer?

The Program will provide you with an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge into family violence practice while receiving additional training and developing support. As a graduate, you will have access to monthly facilitated Communities of Practice sessions, an extensive induction, a tailored training and development program and additional supervision and mentoring opportunities. 

How does the Program work?

Positions will be available for at least 12 months and you will be remunerated as appropriate for a qualified social worker (or equivalent). Relocation costs will also be available if you move to regional Victoria to take up this opportunity. Each position will be advertised by a specific agency across regional Victoria, with graduates to apply directly to agencies.

How can I apply?

Roles involved in the Program are listed under 'Graduates' on the Family Violence Jobs Portal

More information

For any queries about the Program, please email the Centre for Workforce Excellence at Family Safety Victoria. 

Reviewed 07 June 2021

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