Seasonal Clerkships and Legal Graduate Traineeships

Legal practice at the TAC

The TAC has an in-house legal services model and we employ over 40 lawyers. Lawyers at the TAC have exposure to broad and dynamic practice areas including administrative law, personal injury law, common law and prosecutions.

TAC lawyers act on behalf of the TAC in relation to legal proceedings brought at VCAT and in the County and Supreme Courts.

The TAC also handles common law claims arising from interstate accidents which involve Victorian registered vehicles.

Our lawyers are committed to demonstrating leadership in the provision of high quality, innovative, efficient and timely legal advice that supports the TAC’s mission to be the world's leading social insurer.

Seasonal Clerkships

The Seasonal Clerkship program aims to provide prospective Legal Graduate Trainees with an opportunity to develop a relationship with the TAC, while gaining exposure to our areas of practice. Seasonal Clerks also gain an understanding of the innovative way the TAC approaches litigation management.

The TAC's Legal Branch welcomes applications for Seasonal Clerkships. It is anticipated that the TAC will accept four summer seasonal clerks and four winter seasonal clerks. These positions are based in Geelong and will provide successful candidates with three weeks of practical experience.The TAC is a signatory to the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Guidelines and it is important for you to apply within the time frame under the Guidelines.

The TAC invites interested applicants to access between 6 July 2020 from 9 am when the applications open, and 11:59 pm on 31 August 2020, when the applications close.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a passion for building a career with a focus on acting as a model litigant, a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and commitment to the TAC’s strategy, strong communication skills, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, contribute and improve.

Applications for 2021 Seasonal Clerkships

Application period opens:Monday, 6 July 2020
Application period closes:Monday, 31 August 2020
Offers made:Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Seasonal Clerkships to commence:February and July 2021

Legal Graduate Traineeship

The TAC’s Legal Graduate Traineeship program provides twelve months of practical legal training, continuous professional development and formal training through Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

During this 12 month program, Legal Graduate Trainees will be rotated through our legal practice areas, providing them with practical experience in specialised areas of the law.

Working in collaboration with experienced practitioners, Legal Graduate Trainees will:

  • attend courts and tribunals
  • prepare complex chronologies and draft advices
  • participate in case reviews
  • obtain instructions and act on them
  • develop presentation skills
  • be involved in an extensive internal legal learning induction program
  • understand the TAC business and the role of the TAC in supporting the Victorian community

The TAC’s Legal Graduate program is designed to provide trainees with significant experience in most aspects of statutory compensation and personal injuries law and equip them to, with limited supervision, manage a portfolio of cases towards the end of their training.

Applications for 2021 Traineeships

Priority offer period:Monday, August 24, 2020 (from 10am) to Tuesday August 25, 2020 (4pm)
Market applications open:Applications will not open to the market for the 2021 Traineeship. We only have 1 vacancy which we have filled through the priority offer period.