Careers at VIFM

Current Vacancies

Forensic Medicine Registrar Positions 2016
3 or 6 Month terms available.
Applications are now being sought from medical graduates interested in Clinical Forensic
Medicine Registrar positions in 2016. These positions are accredited with the RACGP,
ACEM and Sexual Health Chapter of the RACP. They offer a fantastic opportunity for
trainees to try something unique and rewarding.
Download PDF flyer: Forensic Medical Registrar Positions 2016
Expressions of interest together with a CV nominating two referees should be forwarded to:
Dr Nicola Cunningham, Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, VIFM, Tel: (03) 9684 4480 or email:
Closing date for applications: Friday 12 June, 2015


For the following positions, job applications must be made via the Careers @ Justice website. Click on ‘APPLY NOW’ under each position to be directed to the job advertisement on and follow the instructions to submit your application.


Lead Quality & System Improvement Officer 
Position Number: FM1930
Classification/VPS Grade: VPSG5
Employment Status: Fixed term – full time,
Position Reports to: Manager, Quality and Improvement
Queries about the role to: Harley Clark, Senior HR Consultant, Ph: (03) 9684 4342
Closing date for applications: Monday 25-May-2015


Job applications must be made via the Careers @ Justice website. Click on ‘APPLY NOW’ under each position to be directed to the job advertisement on and follow the instructions to submit your application.


Applicants are encouraged to speak to the contact person listed under each career opportunity if you are seeking further information about a position. For any general enquiries about working at VIFM, please contact one of our Human Resources & Organisational Development Consultants: Email:    Tel: +61 3 9684 4342    Fax: +61 3 9682 7353 Postal address: Human Resources and Organisational Development, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006.


Working at VIFM

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s greatest and most valued asset is its highly skilled and committed workforce. VIFM offers a supportive and diverse culture where staff can learn and grow in a variety of specialist medical, scientific, technical, research and administrative fields.

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VIDEO: VIFM Staff Induction by Ms Emily Orchard from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.


Can I do work experience at VIFM?

Due to the nature of our business and the high degree of confidentiality required, VIFM does not offer work experience placements. Instead, we hold VIFM Careers Information Sessions twice a year during the school holidays for year 10, 11 and 12 students to visit the Institute and hear about the many different career opportunities in forensic medicine and science.
The next VIFM Careers Information Session will be held during the September school holidays. Further information and registration will be available early July.


Why Work at VIFM?

We aim to provide a work environment that fosters learning and development, health & well-being, fair treatment and the ability to balance work, life and family commitments. Employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Equal Opportunity Program
  • Family friendly environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health and well-being activities
  • Induction Program
  • Performance & Development Program
  • Pre-natal/Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Recognition & Achievement Awards Program
  • Social Club
  • Study Assistance

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Our Culture and Values

ROSII blueThe Institute’s Awards and Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates outstanding work of individuals and teams. These awards are presented to staff who have demonstrated their commitment to the Institute’s core values:

  • RESPECT – We respect all people, our history, our calling and the law.
  • OPENNESS – We are open-minded. Open with each other and open to knowledge and learning.
  • SERVICE – We provide services for the community, which are dedicated, responsive and client focused.
  • INTEGRITY – We will be beyond reproach. We commit to truth, confidentiality, impartiality, and accountability. We commit to systems which are secure, reliable, accurate, valid and safe.
  • INNOVATION – We are creative and curious. We are not afraid to do things differently. We will continue our search for knowledge and truth.


The Social Club

The Social Club was formed in July 2001 with the aim of facilitating social interaction between staff of the State Coroner’s Office and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. It provides a lively and active schedule of events throughout the year to give our staff an opportunity to socialise with colleagues across all departments. Some examples of events organised by the Social Club include:

  • Monthly Friday night drinks for staff, aka ‘Mingles’,
  • Christmas Party, staff  BBQ’s,  Mid-Year Dinner,
  • Discount tickets to theatre shows, and live music events,
  • Golf days, winery tours and a shopping tours,
  • Bake sales to raise money for various charities.