Employment programs

Introduction

Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need. It provides information, advice and support in person, online, and on the phone.

This page includes information about Jobs Victoria services. For details about employment opportunities within the department, including current vacancies, visit the careers page of this site.

For analysis of the latest trends in the Victorian labour market, visit our Victorian labour force page. This summarises data from previous and current Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data releases including demographics such as regions, age, sex and industry.

Websites

Strategies and initiatives

Jobs Victoria services

Jobs Victoria Advocates

Jobs Victoria Advocates support Victorians looking for work in local communities – in libraries, community centres, sports clubs, public housing foyers and shopping centres, online and over the phone – to connect people with the information, support and training that’s right for them.

Jobs Victoria Mentors

Jobs Victoria Mentors help people tobecome work-ready, find a job that suits them, and support them in their role for the first six months. Jobs Victoria Partners specialise in working with local employers to identify their business needs, and Mentors connect employers to candidates with the right skills and potential to work in their business.

Jobs Victoria Fund

The Jobs Victoria Fund provides wage subsidies of up to $20,000 to help businesses employ new eligible staff, with a focus on people who have been most affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors provide career guidance to people who are looking for work or seeking a career change. They help people understand their career options and give them the tools and confidence they need to pursue them.

Jobs Victoria online hub

The Jobs Victoria online hub is a free service that matches employers with skilled, local candidates. People looking for work can register and apply for roles posted by employers in their local area. Employers can search for skilled, ready candidates in their community.

Jobs Victoria hotline

People looking for work, employers and supporting organisations can call the Jobs Victoria hotline on 1300 208 575 for information, advice and connections to local Jobs Victoria services.

Social Enterprise Strategy

The Victorian Government’s Social Enterprise Strategy aims to improve and expand Victoria’s social enterprise sector. The strategy is the first of its kind in Australia and aims for employment participation for all jobseekers.

Work and Learning Centres

Jobs Victoria Work and Learning Centres help jobseekers, especially those living in public housing, to find local training, work experience and jobs. Jobs Victoria works in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and other local community agencies to run five Work and Learning Centres around Victoria: located in Fitzroy, North Geelong, Moe, Ballarat and Shepparton.

Youth Employment Programs

The Youth Employment Scheme provides young people with an opportunity to work in the Victorian Public Service for 12 months while completing accredited training.

Other employment programs

Digital Jobs

The Digital Jobs program aims to build the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians so they can transition into digital careers.

Over the next three years, the program will support 5,000 mid-career Victorians to complete a six-month program that includes 12 weeks of industry-backed training followed by 12 weeks in a paid digital job with a Victorian business.

Divisional owners and entities

Employment and Inclusion

The Employment and Inclusion group is responsible for Jobs Victoria.

Contact details