Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)

​Type of Organisation
State Government Victoria

Employer Profile

One of Australia’s largest employers and responsible for over 60,000 school based and VPS employees, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) is in the forefront of education. DEECD has a diverse range of public, private and non-for profit providers servicing Victorians of all ages.


Our goal is to improve education outcomes for Victorians. We are passionate about our culture which plays an important role in delivering our strategies and are committed to the following values which define how we approach our work:

• Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing – we proactively share our expertise and information willingly

• Outcomes – we always strive to do things better and deliver quality outcomes

• Respect and Diversity – we respect others and value diversity

• Empowerment - we enable individuals to reach their potential and maximise their contribution


Respect and Diversity are part of our CORE values of our Department and the foundation to provide equal employment opportunity. Our people embrace diversity and encourage an environment workplace that recognises talent from all background and perspectives.


DEECD provides opportunities to build capabilities, knowledge, leadership and development opportunities to VPS staff. Providing Learning and Development opportunities within DEECD is critical to the development of our people.


Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 
Vacancies across Victoria

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

Generalist, Law, Accounting, Economics

Employer Website


Quotes from Current Graduates in response to the question "What are the positives of the job and employer?"

"We do important work - well."

"The very supportive and collaborative environment. High quality staff. Excellent people. Great place to work."

"Support from team memebers. Quality of work and relevance to career goals. Good work-life balance."

"The body of work, the job security, the flexible working arrangements and the excellent quality of my direct supervisor/ managers."

"The variety of work, work life balance, great remuneration benefits."

"The nature of the Department deals with social issues and aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged Australians."

"I am lucky that  I got the role that fits my career aspirations, so I enjoy my job. I have a good team. The work life balance is good too."


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