The department provides a series of programs under Jobs Victoria that aim to increase employment opportunities and assist Victorians facing barriers to employment.
Jobs Victoria consolidates all Victorian Government employment services into one system, making it easier for jobseekers to access the help they need to get work, and for employers to connect with job-ready candidates
This page includes information about Jobs Victoria programs. For details about employment opportunities within the department, including current vacancies, visit the careers page of this site.
Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN)
The Jobs Victoria Employment Network
is the centrepiece of a new approach to employment assistance in
Victoria. Through a network of specialist employment services, Jobs
Victoria delivers employment assistance to people and places that need
Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund
The Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund provides small grants to support new
and innovative approaches to employment services.
JobsBank provides intensive support to long-term jobseekers with complex needs, and to the businesses who pledge jobs for them. Jobseekers participating in this initiative are drawn from groups in our community most a risk of being left behind. JobsBank sees government and business working together to support these Victorians into employment.
Microenterprise Development Program
The Microenterprise Development Program provides support services to help
people develop, finance and launch their own business.
Social Enterprise Strategy
The Victorian Government has launched Australia's first Social Enterprise Strategy to improve sector support and ensure more social, economic and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians.
Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan
Victorian Government is helping affected automotive supply chain businesses,
workers and communities plan their next steps as Victoria's automotive industry
changes, through the Towards Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition
Plan. This support includes more than $100 million of targeted
assistance including programs and training for workers and businesses.
Work and Learning Centres
Jobs Victoria Work and Learning Centres deliver employment assistance in
communities with high concentrations of public housing and includes support for
public housing tenants and other Victorians facing barriers to find and sustain
employment. The centres deliver support through partnerships with local
community organisations in five high need locations - Carlton/Fitzroy,
Ballarat, Shepparton, Moe and Geelong.
Workers in Transition
Workers in Transition offers a flexible, comprehensive,
early-response service across Victoria to assist businesses and workers facing
retrenchment, complementing more specific industry adjustment packages. Assistance
includes the provision of coordinated and relevant information, referral to
available services, and advice and support tailored to the needs of recipients.
The program is both responsive to requests and proactive in offering support to
employers that may be retrenching workers.
YMCA Bridge to Employment Services
and Training Program
The YMCA Bridge training program
delivers a combination of life skills and vocational training to ex-offenders
and connects participants with Jobs Victoria Partners who coordinate support,
training and employment opportunities with the aim of transitioning into
Youth Cadetship Scheme
The Youth Cadetship Scheme gives young Victorians a job in
the public sector, accredited training and experience that will put them on the
path to a meaningful career. The program offers entry-level positions in
the Victorian Public Service to eligible young people who have graduated from
the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) or been referred from a Jobs Victoria
Youth Employment Scheme (YES)
YES offers young people aged 15 to
24 paid work experience in the Victorian Public Service. The program provides a
12-month traineeship for young people, particularly those who have faced
barriers to employment, while studying for a Certificate III or IV
qualification. YES Trainees have the opportunity to apply for the Youth
Cadetship Scheme when nearing completion of their traineeship.
Jobs and innovation
The Jobs and
Innovation group is responsible for employment programs.