Our greatest and most valued asset is our highly skilled and committed workforce. We offer a supportive and diverse culture where staff can learn and grow in a variety of specialist medical, scientific, technical, research and administrative fields. We aim to provide a work environment that fosters learning and development, health and well-being, fair treatment and the ability to balance work, life and family commitments.
The 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.
What Type of Careers Does VIFM Offer?
Specific opportunities will arise from time to time in the following areas and are advertised via www.careers.vic.gov.au
Forensic Sciences (toxicology, molecular biology and histology)
Forensic Technical Services (mortuary)
Tissue Bank Technicians
Forensic Pathologists (Qualified medical practitioners)
Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar (doctors in training)
Forensic Pathology Registrar (doctors in training)
Family Health Nurses
Clinical Forensic Medicine Nurses
Medical Liaison Nurses (coronial admissions & enquiries)
Tissue Donation Nurses
Client Liaison and Administration support
Quality and Improvement
Finance, IT, HR and Corporate roles
Applications should be received electronically via the online system (www.careers.vic.gov.au) or as indicated in the job advertisement. All applications received will be held in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
For general recruitment queries, please contact the Human Resources & Organisational Development team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must have the legal right to work in Australia (citizenship, residency, valid work visa)
Appointments at VIFM are subject to reference checks and a criminal record check
Some positions may also be subject to a Working with Children (WWC) check and/or medical checks (eg. relevant occupational immunisations)
Candidates should be aware that due to the nature of the work that VIFM undertakes, staff will be exposed to equipment, content and concepts of a potentially confronting nature, such as forensic material, descriptions and images, medical reports, and mortuary/laboratory environments.
Forensic Registrar Program
What Services Are Not Provided by the VIFM?
There is always some confusion about the services provide by the VIFM and by the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department at Macleod. Whist we work closely with Victoria Police in a number of areas, our staff are not police and do not do the following work:
Ballistics, Crime Scene Examination, Chemical Trace, Clandestine Laboratories, Criminal Identification, Document Examination, Fingerprints, Fire and Explosion Investigation, Major Crime scenes, Vehicle Examination
These are conducted by the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department and some of these forensic investigations require different qualifications and expertise. For more information on careers with Victoria Police please click on:
Careers Information for Students
The main pathways for specialist forensic positions at the VIFM are via scientific or medical degrees. The National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) provides comprehensive information about forensic study and pathways.
Click below for more information:
Volunteering and Work Experience at VIFM
Due to the sensitive nature of our business and the high degree of confidentiality required, it is not possible for VIFM to offer work experience or voluntary placements for secondary or tertiary students.
Career Information Afternoons for Secondary School Students
Due to the sensitive nature of our work it is not possible for VIFM to offer work experience to students. As an alternative, VIFM offers secondary school students in years 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to attend a Career Information afternoon. The session is designed to offer an insight into the various career options available.
The next session will be held in the Easter school holidays in 2020. Check back in March 2020 for registration information.
Specialist staff from VIFM, Victoria Police and the Coroners Court will talk to students about what it’s like to work in their chosen fields and what path they took to get where they are today. Students wishing to attend MUST complete the registration, as numbers are limited (next session Easter 2020 - no wait list).
If you are unable to attend a session, or would like more information about what we do, please view our web series.