Jobs Victoria connects people who are facing challenges finding work with businesses that are looking for the right people to work for them.
Working for all Victorians
The State Government allocated $53 million to establish Jobs Victoria in May 2016. We provide targeted support services for people looking for work and for employers looking for workers.
Victoria is the fastest growing state in the nation, moving rapidly towards a knowledge economy. Within this dynamic environment, Jobs Victoria is developing a coherent and consolidated Victorian Government approach to supporting jobseekers at risk of being left behind.
Jobs Victoria delivers a number of programs, designed to deliver flexible services across the state.
Jobs Victoria Employment Network
The Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) has been designed to address gaps in employment programs and to support jobseekers who need some help getting their next job.
Youth Employment Scheme
The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) offers young people aged 15 to 24 an opportunity to work in the Victorian public sector for 12 months while studying for a Certificate III or IV qualification.
Youth Cadetship Scheme
The Youth Cadetship Scheme (YCS) offers entry level Victorian Public Service positions to eligible young people who have graduated from YES. The two-year cadetships provide talented young people with a pathway to a meaningful public service career, as well as a Certificate IV in Government.
Business in Transition Support
The Business in Transition Support (BiTS) program helps reduce the adverse impact of retrenchments. BiTS is open to any business or employer in Victoria that is currently undertaking or considering a retrenchment process.
Work and Learning Centres
In partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and local community agencies, Jobs Victoria runs five Work and Learning Centres throughout Victoria. The centres assist jobseekers, especially those living in public housing estates, to access education and training and find their way into meaningful employment.
Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund
The Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund provides small grants to support new and innovative approaches to employment services.
Major Projects Skills Guarantee
All of Victoria's major publicly funded capital works must use local apprentices, trainees or engineering cadets for at least 10 percent of the project's total labour hours. This guarantee ensures that young Victorians, in particular, benefit directly from the major infrastructure projects being undertaken in our State.
Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy
The Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy includes a number of initiatives to support the growth of the social enterprise sector and inclusive economic growth across Victoria.
Other Jobs for Victoria initiatives
Jobs Victoria is part of a suite of initiatives arising from the Jobs for Victoria strategy to support jobs growth across the state and to assist Victorians in taking up these new job opportunities. Other Jobs for Victoria initiatives are:
The Hon. Wade Noonan
Minister for Industry and Employment
Minister for Resources
Jobs Victoria is overseen by the Employment Programs Steering Committee (EPSC). The steering committee ensures the Victorian Government delivers a cohesive suite of strategies and initiatives that provide effective employment support to vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians. The Steering Committee supports the minister in implementing a whole-of-government framework and provides strategic policy advice to improve employment outcomes for Victorian workers and businesses.
Careers with the Victorian State Government
If you are looking for career opportunities with the Victorian Public Service, please go to the Careers@Vic website.