Trainee court registrars

MCV provides a Trainee Court Registrar Program for people committed to providing exceptional levels of customer service in a sensitive and complex workplace.

Court registrars provide administrative support to the Victorian court system, working closely with:

  • magistrates
  • Victoria Police
  • legal practitioners
  • community groups
  • court users.

Trainee court registrars complete a two-year traineeship to obtain a Certificate in Court Services. If performance standards are met, trainees may advance to the position of deputy registrar.

Travel between court locations can be expected and registrars may be required to transfer to a different court location after approximately two years.

Before applying, you are encouraged to learn about the Magistrates’ Court.

You may do this by:

  • attending a Magistrates’ Court to view case listings, observe court etiquette and become familiar with legal terminology
  • volunteering to do a work placement or work experience opportunity by contacting your local Magistrates’ Court
  • studying a relevant tertiary course.

Application process

Note: MCV have a limited number of trainee court registrar opportunities. Positions are offered to successful applicants as they become vacant or on a needs basis.  

  1. Visit the Trainee Court Registrar job advertisement on the Victorian careers website and submit an application addressing all questions.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment centre in Melbourne to complete a group activity, interview, client simulation and written activity. Assessment centres will commence in February 2018.
  3. Applicants who are successful in the assessment centre stage, are police reference checked and - if deemed satisfactory - added to the waiting list. The waiting timeframe for successful applicants is generally three – nine months.

Learning and Development Unit