Careers at the department

Careers at the Department of Human Services - jobs that make a difference

The department plays a leadership role across the Victorian health and human services system, with responsibilities for planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health and human service providers, and activities that promote and protect Victorians’ health and wellbeing.

We provide housing and community services and programs, and support the delivery of hospital, public health, mental health and aged care services, and sport and recreation initiatives.

To do this we take a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and the incidence and experience of vulnerability. We place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.

Working with our partners, we:

  • support people in crisis and help individuals and families get their lives back on track
  • work with families, individuals, young people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing through building capabilities and resilience, and support participation in work, education and the community
  • oversee Victoria’s health system including
    mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health
  • provide services to support people in need to enjoy a positive life.

The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

More information

For more information about careers in health and human services visit the department’s websites.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email:

The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in  employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity unit:

No matter what role you are performing, you will be helping to make Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative place.

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