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Trainee Court Registrar, Magistrates' Court Of Victoria (Vpsg2)

Court Services Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin


• 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
• $53,946 - $69,276 per annum plus superannuation (VPS grade 2)

About us

The Magistrates' and Children's Courts of Victoria (MCV & ChCV) are jurisdictions within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority. The Courts determines 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 in a courtroom, 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 platforms
  • 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.

What you need to succeed

You will approach each day with optimism and a strong work ethic to help ensure the following outcomes:

  • The judiciary are supported.
  • The diverse range of persons you encounter experience fair, respectful and professional customer service.
  • The courtroom runs smoothly through the use of your prioritisation, organisation and interpersonal skills and your operation of technology.
  • All legislative, procedural and confidentiality requirements are strictly complied with.
  • Administrative tasks are completed efficiently and accurately.
  • All training requirements are met.

How to apply

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.

You will need to submit the following documents as part of your application:

  • cover letter addressing your motivation for applying and your knowledge of the role
  • resume

For further information, visit https://mcv.vic.gov.au/about/careers/trainee-court-registrars or contact the Learning and Development Unit at courtregistrar@courts.vic.gov.au and one of the friendly team members will be happy to assist.

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.