Our Career Development and Employment department provides a range of services to business, industry and community representatives who wish to hire or connect with VU students and graduates.

We can link you with our students, promote your employment opportunities and raise your brand profile among the future workforce.

We have over 50,000 students and over 700 courses from our dual-sector institution, offering all levels of education, including certificates, diplomas, degrees and doctorates.

We can promote your employment opportunities through our work participation and recruitment programs, including 'learning in the workplace' opportunities for our students through industry and community projects, co-operative education and internships.

Why work with VU students?

VU students are engaged and work-ready in their discipline.

Our courses are designed together with industry, incorporating current standards, developments and technical advances, so that our students are equipped with the latest skills and expertise for the workplace.

Our students also bring a wealth of practical experience – they gain hands-on work experience with real clients through our agencies, studios, and health-and-wellbeing clinics. Depending on their study program, students undertake extensive placements in schools, hospitals, trades, businesses, government departments, sport institutes or community settings.

Hundreds of organisations offer VU students work placements that genuinely reflect current professional practice, including:

  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Berkley Capital Partners
  • City West Water
  • Clariant chemical synthesis
  • Crown Melbourne
  • Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Fair Work Australia
  • Linfox
  • Malthouse Theatre
  • Maribyrnong College
  • Rob Stary Lawyers
  • SAP
  • Western Bulldogs football club
  • Western Health
  • WEstjustice community legal aid.

You can be sure that when you hire or host a VU student, they will be ready to take on any task you set them.

VU students gain practical experience in learning labs.

Accessed by current students and recent graduates, you can use our CareerHub online jobs board to advertise your:

  • graduate programs
  • vacation programs
  • full time, part time and casual positions
  • internships, cadetships, trainee positions
  • volunteering opportunities
  • projects and placements (including cooperative placements).

This is a free service for employers and host organisations.

Banner advertising

Web page banner advertising is available on our CareerHub online jobs board. You can use banners to raise your organisation's profile including your company's logo, and increase your chances of hiring VU students.

We offer two types of online banner advertising:

  • Horizontal banners (468 x 60 pixels) cost $150 (incl. GST) for 30 days
  • Vertical banners (120 x 240 pixels) cost $100 (incl. GST) for 30 days.

Talent Connect program

Graduate recruitment doesn't need to be high-volume, time-intensive and costly.

Talent Connect offers employers a targeted means of attracting highly engaged students across all disciplines.

The career-transition program connects students in their final semester with alumni mentors.  It also gives you a chance to connect with VU's best and brightest through your participation in recruitment masterclasses and coaching.

If you would like to discuss potential opportunities for VU graduates within your organisation, please contact:

Cherag Kalapesi
Talent Connect Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9919 1182
Email: cherag.kalapesi@vu.edu.au

Employer Information sessions

Information sessions allow you to present information about employment and other opportunities within your organisation, in a relaxed and personal interaction with students. These sessions can be promoted to students from all year levels.

On-campus interviews

On-campus interviews are a great way to save time and money. They are convenient for students as they can undertake interviews and application tests on campus, making scheduling simpler. Private interview or assessment rooms can be provided at any Victoria University campus for organisations wishing to host or hire VU students (subject to availability).

Forums & seminars

Presenting at careers forums and seminars is a great opportunity to share your expertise and 'give something back' to students and the community. Careers forums or seminars are designed to provide students with information about current labour market and industry trends, graduate skills and attributes sought by employers. By delivering at a careers forum or seminar you can:

  • help to educate students about current labour market practices
  • increase your organisation's profile on campus
  • interact with engaged and motivated students
  • share your experience as an industry expert
  • inform potential candidates about your recruitment process and the skills and attributes you value most.

Raise your profile on campus

We can display your posters, brochures and other materials at each of our careers resource centres on our campuses. Post your materials to:

Career Development and Employment
Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
PO Box 14428
MELBOURNE 8001

Career Development and Employment can also assist you to connect with staff and students in our Colleges. You can get involved by:

  • establishing a competition
  • creating a scholarship
  • sharing your expertise as a guest lecturer
  • sponsoring events or activities on campus
  • becoming a mentor.

Contact us

To access our range of services to promote the employment opportunities available at your organisation, please contact us.

Libby Ainalis
Careers Coordinator - Industry and Community Liaison
Career Development and Employment
Phone: +61 3 9919 4064
Email: libby.ainalis@vu.edu.au