The Community and Social Services Graduate Program

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Briefing on the new Community and Social Services graduate program

Held on 20 June 2024, this VCOSS information forum – featuring speakers from DFFH – outlines how the new Victorian Government-funded program can help you to: 

  • Provide enriched professional learning and development to eligible early career workers in your organisation
  • Recruit graduates with relevant Diploma, Bachelor or Masters qualifications to suitable vacancies in your organisation 


To register or for more information, visit the Information for Employers website.
Applications for Round 1 close on 12 July 2024.
Once your organisation is registered to participate you will also be able to participate in future rounds of the graduate program.

RoundApplications OpenGraduate cohort commences
One3 June – 12 July 2024October 2024
TwoSeptember – October (TBC)February 2025
ThreeMarch – April (TBC)July 2025
FourSeptember – October (TBC)February 2026
FiveMarch – April (TBC)July 2026

VCOSS is the peak body for Victoria’s social and community sector, and the state’s premier social advocacy body.

We work towards a Victoria free from poverty and disadvantage, where every person and community experiences genuine wellbeing.

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VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country, and we pay respect to Elders and Ancestors. Our business is conducted on sovereign, unceded Aboriginal land. The VCOSS offices are located on Wurundjeri Woiwurrung land in central Naarm.