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


• Begin an exciting career within Court Services Victoria

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

• Receive on the job training in a supportive environment

• VPS Grade 2 ($54,755 per annum)
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/MC1066_MC1566B
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: TCR position description 2022.pdf (PDF, 199KB)


Contact: Learning & Development Unit
courtregistrar@courts.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year.  The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

As a Trainee Court Registrar you will be part of a workforce who facilitate the provision of justice to Victorian communities. You will provide quality administrative and customer service support to the judiciary and court users of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

Trainees Court Registrars (TCR) complete an 18-month internal training program to develop their skills and experience across a variety of court processes. Once the training program is complete, TCR's can apply to become a Deputy Registrar which may then lead to a wide variety of roles throughout the Magistrates' Court and other jurisdictions.

The main duty of a TCR is bench clerking in a courtroom, either in a physical courtroom or online, dealing with a wide variety of cases. This involves: 

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

When not performing duties in the courtroom, TCRs 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
  • performing a range of other administrative tasks as required.

About you

You have:

  • a confident and professional demeaner and enjoy public speaking
  • great time management, organisational skills and work well under pressure
  • excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, 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 of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.


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