Trainee Court Registrar - Multiple Positions, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

• Join a team of high performing staff delivering excellent customer service

• Work in a dynamic and challenging environment to facilitate justice provision

• Multiple locations, ongoing roles, full time Monday – Friday hours

• $54,755 - $70,315 per annum plus superannuation (VPS grade 2)
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/MC0974_MC0993
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: TCR PD - 2021.pdf (PDF, 227KB)

FAQs - TCR .pdf (PDF, 193KB)

Contact: Learning & Development Unit on

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' and Children's Courts of Victoria (MCV & ChCV) are jurisdictions within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority. The Courts determine in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, including multijurisdictional facilities and specialist courts. This equates to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year.  The Courts aim to be innovative, accessible and responsive and provide quality services to the Victorian community.

As a staff member of MCV or ChCV, you will be part of the workforce who facilitate the provision of justice to all communities within Victoria. You will be part of a growing workforce delivering excellent support to the judiciary and empathetic and effective support and customer service to court users.

Main duties of a trainee court registrar

One of the main duties of a trainee is bench clerking, either in a physical courtroom or online. This involves:

  • supporting the magistrate or judicial registrar
  • making announcements and swearing in witnesses
  • administrative tasks
  • operating a range of complex technology, including facilitating the audio recording of cases and using case management systems and videoconferencing
  • liaising with stakeholders such as police officers, legal representatives and other court users
  • coordinating the movement of parties within a courtroom.

When not performing duties in the courtroom, trainees will assist with various duties in the registry including:

  • assisting a range of stakeholders with their enquiries via telephone, email or at the counter
  • providing procedural advice to court users
  • data entry
  • managing court files
  • performing a range of other administrative tasks as required.

We strongly encourage applicants to research the role, which may include attending court to observe, speaking to staff in person or via telephone, researching the website and attending information sessions.

How to apply

When applying, you will be asked to answer the following:

  • What attracted you to apply for the Trainee Court Registrar position, and why do you believe you would be suitable for this type of role?
  • Please detail your knowledge of the role of a Trainee Court Registrar

You will also need to submit a cover letter and resume.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants including those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

Recruitment process

Applicants will complete a number of further recruitment steps:

  • psychometric testing (approximately 45 minutes)
  • review of your written application
  • interview
  • reference checks
  • criminal history check. 

If all recruitment steps are successfully completed, successful applicants are placed on a waiting list until a position arises. The entire recruitment process is likely to take up to a number of months.

Other Information:

Employees of CSV are required to comply with any applicable directions of the Chief Health Officer, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria. In relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19, it is a condition of any offer that candidates agree to comply with any applicable direction or policy.

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