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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.

There are no information sessions currently scheduled, however please check this page regularly for updates.

Relocation and application Information

To prepare for your application, we recommend you complete research into life in Victoria and the Child Protection role.

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:

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We have roles available across metropolitan and regional Victorian locations and we welcome your application.

It is important to review the position descriptions and understand what is required to submit an application.


CPP4 Child Protection International Recruitment

Apply and view the Advanced Child Protection International Recruitment job vacancies on the Careers.vic website.


CPP5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner - International Recruitment

Apply and view the CPP5.1 Senior Child Protection Practitioner - International Recruitment job vacancies on the Careers.vic website.

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.

Child protection recruitment process flowchart

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