Graduate Program

World Vision Australia will not be offering a Graduate Program in 2014. We are currently re-evaluating the program to ensure it offers the best experience and entry to the development sector for successful graduates. Please stay tuned for information about our Graduate Program in the future. 
World Vision Australia has career opportunities across many of our divisions. In addition we have many opportunities for people to join the team as a skilled volunteer. For a full list of opportunities please visit our Careers section.

About the Graduate Program

The World Vision Australia Graduate Program is one of the many ways which World Vision Australia contributes to the Australian aid and development sector. The Graduate Program aims to develop skilled practitioners and future leaders in humanitarian relief, community development, and advocacy. Through the course of the program graduates actively engage with the work of World Vision Australia including exposure to the field.

World Vision’s Graduate Program provides you with the opportunity to enter the workforce and develop a rewarding career through on-the-job technical training and specialist development activities. These activities include:

  • Graduate Induction Program - Provides the platform for building knowledge and helps first-year graduates establish networks with colleagues throughout the organisation.
  • Development Plan - A framework for graduate learning and development is established for each individual, creating short- and long-term goals. Performance and development needs are regularly reviewed.
  • Job Rotation - Gives graduates the flexibility to rotate through various teams or business units to broaden their development, in line with individual and organisational needs.
  • World Vision Australia Mentor - Each first-year graduate is assigned a support and technical mentor to help with technical requirements, provide career guidance and help graduates settle into the organisation
To find out more about our Graduate Program, download the latest Graduate Program brochure.


About World Vision

World Vision is Australia’s largest overseas aid and humanitarian organisation. We work on long-term development projects with local communities to address the causes of poverty and help them become self-sufficient. Our mission is to engage Australians in the effort to eliminate poverty and its causes.

World Vision Australia operates in 59 countries, employs over 550 staff throughout Australia, and in 2009 recorded an annual income of $346.6 million. Last year we assisted over 20 million people around the world. Globally, World Vision employs 23,000 staff and has an annual income in excess of US$2 billion.

The head office for World Vision Australia is located in East Burwood, Victoria.

The World Vision Graduate Program is by far the best opportunity in Australia for someone trying to break into the development sector. The program has allowed me to build on my interests and strengths in international aid, supplied me with extensive support and resources to build development skills and allowed me to consolidate these in overseas contexts. I am extremely thankful that I had the chance to be involved in the program and I would highly recommend anyone who has a drive and passion for development to apply.
Jenny McCann, Graduate Program Officer, Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs, World Vision Australia.

To find out more about our Graduate Program visit, Graduate Program FAQ page.