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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:
- central business district
- asset and municipal rating valuations
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.
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:
- Trainee Valuer Scheme application form (DOCX, 688.5 KB)
- cover letter
Applications close on 19 April 2022
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: 16/09/22