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The Victorian Government is responsible for public schools, health, policing, roads and traffic, public housing and business regulation. The Victorian Government consists of the Victorian Public Service (VPS) and the Victorian public sector. The VPS is made up of 11 departments and a range of agencies and authorities that form the core of the Victorian – more... Government. The 11 departments are:

- Business and Innovation


- Education and Early Childhood Development


- Health


- Human Services


- Justice


- Planning and Community Development


- Premier and Cabinet


- Primary Industries


- Sustainability and Environment


- Treasury and Finance


- Transport


The core Victorian Public Service agencies employ over 32,000 staff. There are also 16 public service agencies (or administrative offices) and 230 public sector agencies. These have been set up to manage statutory functions or operate as commercial enterprises in Victoria. Government is a key stakeholder or a source of funding for these agencies. More than 230,000 people are employed across the whole Victorian Government public sector. Public sector agencies fall into three main groups:


- Education: these include all State schools, TAFE institutes and higher education institutions, including universities.


- Health: these organisations include metropolitan and regional public hospitals, community services, ambulance services, health registration boards and councils.


- Other: these include water authorities, emergency services and cemetery trusts.


Some of the better-known public agencies include the Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne Ambulance Service, Country Fire Authority, Transport Accident Commission, State Library and Melbourne Museum. As you can see, there are work environments to suit many different skill sets and interests.


You might be surprised by the many benefits of government employment. The Victorian Government is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. To achieve this goal it has created government employment conditions that many employees in the private sector can only dream of – like flexible hours, salary packaging and leave for most life events.
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