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Register now to learn how Local Jobs First applies to Victorian Suppliers
The department is hosting several information sessions to help suppliers as they implement the Local Jobs First and the Social Procurement Framework.
Launch of the Digital Innovation Festival 2019
Victoria is set to host its fourth Digital Innovation Festival (DIF) in 2019 with hundreds of technology and innovation events championing inclusion and ideas across the state's key industries.
Hamer Scholarships application round now open
The Victorian Government is opening up new career and business opportunities for Victorians with the opening of the latest round of the Hamer Scholarships.
New Advocate for Victoria’s defence industry
The Victorian Government has appointed renowned industry and government defence expert John O’Callaghan as a new Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas.
Nominations open for Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame
Outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to nominate for the Victorian Government’s 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.
Announcing Victoria’s Rural Women’s Finalists for 2019
Three Victorian women have been recognised as the state finalists for the 2019 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.
New-look Melbourne Park for Australian Open 2019
With the Australian Open 2019 set to start on Monday 14 January, Melbourne Park is ready to host the biggest names in world tennis.
2019 aerospace and defence airshow due for take-off in Victoria
The spectacular 2019 Australian International Airshow is on next month. Involving a line up of the world’s best aircraft, the Airshow will demonstrate Victoria’s expertise in aerospace and defence.
Introducing the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
We’re pleased to introduce the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), dedicated to ensuring Victoria’s strong economic performance by growing industries and regions.
Melbourne strengthens position as tech capital
Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector.