Trainee Court Registrar, Various Positions and Locations, Magistrates' Court of Victoria


• Ongoing roles, Various locations, VPS 2.2.1
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2.2
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/TCR_JAN_2023
Closing Date: 31-May-2023
Salary Range: $64,442 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: TCR_JAN_2023 - Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 59KB)


TCR_JAN_2023 - Trainee Court Registrar_PD_2023.pdf (PDF, 200KB)


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

Position Details

  • Full time – Ongoing. $64,442 per annum plus superannuation (commencing salary as of 1/1/2023). Various locations across Melbourne.
  • Be part of a workforce who facilitate the provision of justice to Victorian communities.
  • Join a team of high performing staff delivering excellent customer service, and receive on the job training and support.

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.

Click on the link below to view a short video on what it is like to work as a Trainee Court Registrar at the Magistrates' Court of Victoria: Working as a Trainee Court Registrar https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/744414409

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 demeanour and enjoy public speaking. You have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and work well under pressure. You enjoy working as part of a team and are highly motivated to demonstrate service excellence.

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
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

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.


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