Careers and student placement

Working in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

A career in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will provide you with  a rewarding experience working in an interesting, challenging and diverse environment. As an employee of the ODPP you have an opportunity to assist in the preparation of, and/or prosecute South Australia’s most serious criminal matters.

The Office provides a comprehensive induction program for all new staff and ongoing professional development is supported through a comprehensive training and development program.

As part of the Attorney-General’s Department , the ODPP is committed to providing a flexible working environment that helps staff balance work with family/life responsibilities, without compromising the high quality of the service we provide to the State of South Australia.

The Office is committed to providing a safe working environment that does not impact or risk the health of staff or visitors in the Office. Staff at the ODPP have access to the following initiatives designed to support staff wellbeing:

  • flu vaccinations
  • flexible working arrangements
  • employee assistance program
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • mentoring program

Careers are possible in the following sections within the Office

Business Services
Witness Assistance Service
Advertisement of Positions

Student Placement Opportunities in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

The Office is committed to providing learning opportunities to tertiary students. We are fortunate to have the capacity to offer the following placements to students:

  • Summer Clerkships
  • Practical Legal Training (PLT)
  • Tertiary Student Work Experience

Please see Student Placements Offered to find a placement that may suit you.

Student Placements Offered

Summer Clerkship
Practical Legal Training Placements
Tertiary Study Work Experience
Social Work - Field Education Placements
Jobs 4 Youth Traineeship Program