The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) usually offers legal traineeships to law graduates each year for a period of 12 months, generally commencing in March/April.

Completion of a legal traineeship is one method through which law graduates can become eligible to be admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer. Only law graduates (Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor) who have not previously been admitted to practice are eligible for legal traineeships.

The office originally commenced its Articled Clerkship Program in February 1998. The comprehensive program was established to provide participants with an interesting and challenging learning experience. Since 2009, articles have been replaced by legal traineeships.

The Legal Traineeships Program has been designed to encompass a number of rotations through a range of legal practice areas within the OPP. On completing the program, trainees will be familiar with a range of legal practice areas dealt with by the OPP.

The OPP complies with the Law Institute of Victoria's Legal Traineeships Guidelines.

Read profiles of four OPP Solicitors in this Careers Brochure developed for law students intrerested in a career in criminal law.

See the Current opportunities section of this website for more details.