On 1 July 2019, VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria came together with the Department of Transport to create a properly integrated transport department – in step with other global cities.
The new Department of Transport gives us a singular, integrated focus on tackling the big issues. The integrated Department of Transport plans and operates transport in a way that matches the people and products that travel on it – focusing on the destination, rather than which mode we use.
Our integrated approach ensures we are able to:
respond much faster – and give people the information they need – to make the best travel choices, especially around major network disruptions
make better use of existing road and rail, shifting more journeys onto rail and prioritising public transport on roads
respond much quicker to innovation and new transport technologies
take a holistic view in planning for the future, to meet demand for more than 23 million journeys a day and a tripling of freight by 2050
partner with others to address a range of issues, from safety to reducing environmental impacts.
The new Department’s structure reflects the importance of working with the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. Working together allows us to meet the transport needs of Australia’s fastest-growing state and economy, while managing a record $70-billion investment in infrastructure.
Life at Dept. of Transport
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With Victoria undertaking the biggest infrastructure investment in history- the Department of Transport is an exciting place to work. There are opportunities ranging in disciplines such as Business, Client Services, Legal, Engineering, Data Analytics, Accounting and Finance to name a few.
By working for DoT (and therefore the state government), you’re directly contributing to how community uses transport. Many employees comment on this satisfaction in being able to contribute to the department’s mission of delivering ‘Simple Connected Journeys’.
There are various pathways you can apply in order to work for DoT:
There is a Youth Employment Program for which young people can undertake a traineeship in which they work for 12 months in an administrative capacity, while studying towards a certificate level qualification. More information on how to apply for a YES traineeship, can be found by Jobs Victoria- who run the program.
If university studies is the pathway for you- then we have a few more opportunities for you to work at DoT.
The Vacation Student program is a pipeline program for early career professionals where university students are hired to complete approximately 12 weeks of relevant work experience. (Majority of these roles include but are not limited to engineering).
Another pathway to establish your career in DoT is to participate in the Graduate Programs. Hear from our Grads themselves on their experience below
As outlined in our Inclusion & Diversity Strategy 2019-2023, the Department of Transport is committed to advancing an inclusive workplace culture where our people are safe, diverse, engaged, valued and high performing. This will enable us to deliver an integrated transport system that contributes to an inclusive, prosperous and environmentally responsible state. DoT currently prioritises the additional challenges faced by five groups traditionally marginalised in the workplace. These are:
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.
This program offers young Victorians aged 15 to 24 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.
The department’s Vacation Employment Program is a fantastic opportunity for students studying at an Australian university to experience what is like to work in an organisation that delivers a wide range of projects and programs while gaining on-the-job learning and training opportunities. Our Vacation program takes place during your summer university break and commencement dates can be modified to meet individual needs. We try to give preference to students who are currently in their penultimate year of study but welcome applications from second year onwards (depending on the length of their course).
We are accepting applications from university students currently completing a bachelor degree in the following disciplines:
DoT is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce for its future growth. We want to be a leader in valuing and optimising the contribution and talents of our diverse workforce and creating a fully inclusive culture to support the communities and customers we serve.
DoT promotes the inclusion, respect and importance of the differences we all bring to the workplace, including life experiences, socio-economic or educational background, personality, marital status, religious beliefs, family responsibilities, or other differences.
DoT currently focuses on implementing initiatives in five priority areas: