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International Recruitment and Relocation

Now is an exciting time for experienced social workers and child protection professionals to relocate to Victoria, Australia.

Child protection work is rewarding and fulfilling. You need to be a confident, flexible and resilient individual. The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (the department) is committed to providing you with ongoing career support through learning and development opportunities and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Eligible international candidates will be sponsored for four years under the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa at the Advanced and Senior Child Protection Practitioner levels (CPP4 and CPP5).

Information session

Our online career information sessions are a great opportunity to hear from leading child protection practitioners about the Child Protection Practitioner role and the International Recruitment process.

The information sessions are interactive and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

International Recruitment Child Protection Recruitment Information Session

  • March 6th 2024, 7:00am – 8:00am AEDT. Register to attend this session via Eventbrite.

Relocation and application Information

The Live in Melbourne website is a great place to start your relocation journey and discover what life would be like in Victoria.

To learn more about this opportunity you will find a candidate information pack, the department’s office locations, relocation support and how to apply through the links below:

Apply Now

We currently have roles available across regional and metropolitan locations and we welcome your application. 
It is important to review the position descriptions and understand what is required to submit an application.

CPP4

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner CPP4

CPP5

Senior Child Protection Practitioner – CPP5

Please note, if you are an international candidate with your own visa and are heading to Australia (or here already), we would welcome your application for a job in Child Protection, via the DFFH Careers webpage.


Title of complex image is Child Protection International Recruitment Process flowchart. Each stage of the recruitment process listed in order: Application received, pre-employment screening (video evaluation, psychometric testing, qualifications verified, professional membership verified), panel interview via MS Teams, safety screening (copy of drivers licence, international police check), conditional offer of employment, visa nomination lodged by DFFH, visa grant lodged by candidate, formal offer of employment, relocation and commencement in role.

For further information send us an email at cpglobalattraction@dffh.vic.gov.au.