The Victorian Government has invested a record $619.4 million to support Victorian jobseekers into work through an expanded and integrated suite of Jobs Victoria employment services. An important element of this investment is the allocation of $18.8 million to increase access to professional career counselling.

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors will provide personalised career guidance to Victorians who are looking for work, underemployed, or working but looking for a career change. They will help Victorians understand their career options and give them the tools and confidence they need to pursue them.

This quality, professional career counselling service will expand and complement existing services.

Jobs Victoria is seeking applications from organisations with relevant expertise and capacity to deliver Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors services across Victoria.

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors will be available across Victoria, with resources allocated in proportion to population needs. Funded organisations will be required to deliver services to a diverse range of clients including people with a disability, multicultural communities, and Aboriginal people through the provision of culturally safe, inclusive, and responsive services.

We welcome proposals for different delivery models that are tailored to specific community needs and offer an effective service and value for money.

Applications are now open and close on Thursday 13 May at 5pm. Further information and application details are provided below.

Funding guidelines

Please ensure you have read the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors Funding Guidelines before submitting your application:

Key dates

We will be undertaking one application round:

  • Applications open: Monday 19 April 2021
  • Applications close: Thursday 13 May 2021 at 5pm

Information session

An information session for prospective organisations was held on Friday 23 April 2021.

If you missed the session, you can watch the recording below, and download the presentation slides PDF, 518.8 KB.

If you require more information, or would like to submit a question, please contact info@jobs.vic.gov.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available on this page every Friday by 5pm until applications close:

Collaboration noticeboard

This noticeboard supports collaboration between parties interested in partnering to deliver the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors service.

Use the noticeboard to share your details so that you can be contacted or can contact other organisations interested in collaborating.

The information you submit will be visible to anyone who has been approved to post on the noticeboard. Jobs Victoria will be monitoring and moderating this noticeboard.

The noticeboard does not form part of the application for the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors service.

How to apply

Jobs Victoria is seeking applications from organisations with relevant expertise and capacity to deliver Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors services across Victoria.  Applications are open until Thursday 13 May 2021 at 5pm.

Applicants are invited to complete the online application form and attach supporting information.

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