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    Work experience, Tertiary Placements & Employment Scheme

    Victoria Police is committed to offering opportunities for both secondary and tertiary students.

    We have two programs designed to assist students in developing their skills and knowledge in their desired career choice and to ease the transition for students in the workplace.

    • Victoria Police Work Experience Program (VPWEP) - designed for secondary students

    • Fieldwork Placement Program (FFP) - designed for tertiary students

    Victoria Police is also involved in the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) along with the Graduate Recruitment Scheme. Further information on these programs can be found below.

    For details about the four roles available within Victoria Police download the career paths flyer.  

    Victoria Police Work Experience Program (secondary students)

    The Victoria Police Work Experience Program provides a fantastic opportunity for high school students considering a career within Victoria Police. Students are placed at participating police stations and department units where they will have the opportunity to observe and learn from our Police Officers, Protective Services Officers, Police Custody Officers and VPS personnel.

    Victoria Police offers placements to students who are enrolled at Victorian Secondary schools.

    Students must be a minimum 15 years of age at the time of placement and completing Year 10 or above. Placements are only offered to those students studying Year 10, 11 or 12.

    The program runs from March until November each year, placements outside these dates will not be arranged.

    Please note, placements take place for one week only (five (5) consecutive business days).

    Nominations are to be submitted through Careers teachers only. Each school can nominate one student per year (unless stated otherwise). Schools with multiple campuses across various suburbs may nominate one student per campus.

    Applications are not to be submitted directly to any police station or department unit; no placements will be arranged outside the program.

    Applications will only be considered if all required forms are completed correctly and signed accordingly.

    Application process:

    If your student is considering a career within Victoria Police and has a genuine interest in our program, please review the information below. All schools on our distribution list will receive an email containing the application portal once applications open. This portal will enable careers teachers to submit an application on behalf of their student electronically. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted via the online portal.

    Key dates:
    • Applications will open during Term 3 each year.
    • Applications close four weeks from the opening date.
    • You will receive notification as to whether your student was successful within the first week of Term 4

    Successful students will be required to attend a fingerprinting appointment in due course. Further instructions on the appointment process will be provided to careers teachers directly.

    If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information or if you would like more information regarding the program, please email us directly at:
    vpsrecruitmentprojects-mgr@police.vic.gov.au. Our Work Experience Coordinator will respond to your enquiry in a timely manner. If you would like to know if your school is on our distribution list, or if you would like to change your school contact information, please feel free to contact us.

    We have collated some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding this program.

    Fieldwork Placement Program (Tertiary students)

    Through the Fieldwork Placement Program (FPP), Victoria Police endeavours to provide meaningful placements for tertiary students to assist in the field studies components of their qualification.

    All placements are arranged directly between the student, tertiary institution and the relevant Officer in Charge of the proposed work location. If you are interested in completing your placement with Victoria Police you will need to make direct contact with the Officer in Charge at the police station or appropriate contact at your desired department unit.

    If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information please email us directly at: vpsrecruitmentprojects-mgr@police.vic.gov.au and our Field Program Placement Coordinator will get back to you in a timely manner.

    Graduate Recruitment Scheme

    If you would like further information about the Victorian Government Graduate programs please visit the following website:

    www.graduates.vic.gov.au.

     

    Youth Employment Scheme (YES)

    Victoria Police offers a number of placements under the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Program.

    The YES Program is a component of the State Government's suite of workforce participation programs, which aim to strengthen Victorian industries and communities by increasing workforce participation, particularly by assisting people facing significant barriers to employment.

    Eligibility Criteria – Trainees

    Trainees must:

    • be aged between 15-24 years at the commencement of the trainee-ship;
    • be unemployed or not working more than 15 hours per week;
    • not currently engaged in tertiary education; and
    • have not attained a certificate 4 or above qualification.

    For more information about the YES Program please visit the Youth Central website:www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au or contact the Employment Programs Team at Department of Justice via email: employmentprograms@justice.vic.gov.au.

    Volunteer Work

    Victoria Police does not offer volunteer work.

    Internships

    Victoria Police does not offer internships



     
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