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WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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Why Work for the Government of Victoria Australia

Working for the Australian government can be a highly rewarding experience that offers a range of benefits and opportunities. Whether your work as a nurse, police officer, therapist, government agent or in another government position, you can be sure that you will reap the benefits of your vocation.

The Victorian government is committed to attracting the highest and most talented caliber of candidates. It is therefore important to bear in mind that the selection process is competitive and you must ensure that you have refined your skills, knowledge and experience prior to applying for a position.

If you are interested in working for the government of Victoria you will be able to benefit from:

 

Many government vacancies in Victoria offer flexible working hours and conditions. These enable workers to strike a more successful home-life balance and manage their workload in a less rigid manner. Subject to employer approval, individuals can benefit from part-time work, working from home and job sharing, amongst other benefits. Additional support is also given to parents returning to work and those in dependent or elder care situations.

 

Once you have landed a government role you will be provided with regular training opportunities to expand upon your repertoire of knowledge and enhance your skills.

 

Victoria’s government positions are competitive and aim to attract the best employees for the available roles. One of the most attractive benefits to working in a government role is the salary packaging and remuneration available. For example many government workers are offered tax-effective work-related deductible items, including laptops, professional membership and home office expenses.

Flexible and generous leave

The Victorian government is very generous when it comes to leave. An extensive range of leave provisions are available to help workers lead a more balanced work-life, including:

  • 4 weeks annual leave per year

  • 3 months leave on full pay after 10 years of continuous work

  • 14 weeks paid maternity leave and up to 38 weeks without pay

  • 1 week’s paternity leave for the birth of a child

  • Compassionate leave

  • Adoption leave

  • Cultural leave

  • Leave for union training   

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