About the program

Building Victoria’s digital workforce

The Victorian Government’s $63.8 million Digital Jobs program is building a talent pool of professionals who can meet the growing need for digital expertise in the state.

By upskilling mid-career Victorians and supporting them to transition into digital careers, we’re backing them to succeed.

Digital Jobs delivers value to both Victorians and businesses, creating opportunities for newly trained digital talent and their employers to help drive Victoria’s economic growth.

Over the next 3 years, up to 5,000 Victorians over the age of 30 will complete the program.

For more details, please read through the frequently asked questions below.

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Frequently asked questions

There is a growing need for digital skills in business across our economy - and this trend will only continue in the years ahead. In 2019, Deloitte predicted that Victoria would need an extra 33,000 digital technology workers by 2024.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Victorian businesses looked to digital channels to engage with clients and customers in new ways. This continued what was already a growing focus on digital innovation and technology in our economy.

Digital skills are important in every sector of our economy, across a wide variety of roles, including marketing, communications, project management, design, analysts, software developers, programmers and cybersecurity roles.

The benefits and importance of remote working, e-commerce, online security, social media, digital marketing and project management have also boosted the demand for people with these skills.

Digital Jobs supports mid-career Victorians to complete a 12-week industry-backed training course followed by a 12-week digital role with a business. Each participant also gets the support of a dedicated mentor every step of the way.

The program is completely free for participants, and businesses are provided with a $5,000 subsidy per placement.

We’ve teamed up with some of Victoria’s top training providers to offer a range of digital skills courses. Candidates will undertake specific courses based on interests, experience and strengths.

Candidates will then be matched with a business according to the skills they’ve just gained through training, along with their existing knowledge, work experience and career goals.

The Victorian Government recognises that mid-career Victorians have a lot to offer.

We’re looking for talented, motivated Victorians aged over 30 with around 10 years of work experience from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. We’re particularly interested in supporting women, regional Victorians and those who’ve been affected by COVID-19.

Digital Jobs is about supporting Victorians to build on their existing experience, knowledge and expertise. Skills such as problem-solving, planning and organising, collaboration, critical thinking and resilience are all valuable in a digital job.

With their newfound digital skills and experience in a digital role, we’re helping Victorians take exciting new steps in their careers.

Yes. For this program to be successful, it has been designed and delivered in partnership with industry. We aim to deliver value to businesses, creating opportunities for both workers and employers, and help to drive Victoria’s economic recovery.

Digital Jobs is a Victorian Government program. To help us deliver the program we’re working with industry, training providers and a recruitment service.

The Victorian Government is working with Hudson Australia to run a competitive recruitment process.

Hudson will also help match candidates to businesses.

The high quality 12-week courses on offer will be delivered by a range of universities, TAFEs and private providers. The courses have been developed in partnership with industry, and selected by a panel of industry experts, to ensure they meet industry needs.

Find out more about the training courses.

Page last updated: 12 August 2021