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About the trainee valuer scheme

The Valuer-General Victoria (VGV) introduced the Trainee Valuer Scheme to help full-time students complete their degree and develop their professional and personal skills as property valuers.

If you are a full-time valuation student, you can apply for the Trainee Valuer Scheme. It's a great way to develop professional and personal skills as property valuers, while you complete your degree.

A career with VGV provides opportunities to gain experience and training in:

  • a wide range of valuation services
  • work with some of Victoria’s most skilled valuers
  • use the latest technology and information systems

How does it work?

As a Trainee you will study and work at the same time to complete your industry requirements:

  • study full-time for approximately 3 years
  • complete a minimum of 15 weeks work placement with Valuer General Victoria each year

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme may be offered a permanent position with Valuer General Victoria, including:

  • full-time employment with us to complete any remaining studies
  • 2 years of supervised work experience

This is a prerequisite to applying for the Australian Property Institute (API) Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) status.

On the job experience

Our comprehensive program of workplace rotations, offer you a chance to gain skills and experience across all areas of valuation, including:

  • subdivision
  • central business district
  • compensation
  • asset and municipal rating valuations

Career opportunities

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme may be offered a position in the Victorian Public Service, which includes:

  • competitive salary
  • excellent working conditions
  • personal and professional development opportunities.

Selection criteria

Valuer General Victoria is looking for enthusiastic property students who are unqualified but have started a valuation course leading to a Bachelor of Business/Science (Property Valuation) degree, or equivalent at:

  • RMIT University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Melbourne

Applicants must be:

  • citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • willing and able to work in regional Victoria (occasionally)
  • holding a current Victorian drivers licence
  • able to undergo a National Police Record Check as part of the pre-employment requirements.

Applications for the scheme are assessed by a panel.

Membership requirements with Australian Property Institute

Graduates who complete a property degree in valuations at RMIT, the University of Melbourne or Deakin University can apply for membership of the Australian Property Institute (API) and become a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV).

This requires 2 years of full-time supervised work experience and the successful completion of a panel interview by the API Board of Examiners.

How to apply

Complete the required documents:

  1. Trainee Valuer Scheme application form (DOCX, 108.4 KB)
  2. cover letter
  3. resume

Submit your application by email to the Valuer-General Victoria

Due date

Applications close on 31 March 2021

More information

For more information please download the Trainee Valuer Scheme brochure:

If you have any questions about the Trainee Valuer Scheme please email Valuer-General Victoria.

Page last updated: 30/11/20