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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.

For more information please download our Trainee Valuer scheme brochure (DOCX, 660.6 KB).

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, 253.8 KB)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

Submit your application by email to the Valuer-General Victoria

Due date

Applications close on 31 March 2024

More information

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

Page last updated: 15/02/24