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 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.

Applications are now closed

Applications for funding to deliver the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors service have closed. The department expects to notify all applicants from early to mid-June 2021 on the outcome of their application. Please check this page in the coming weeks for a list of successful providers.

If you have questions about the process please contact info@jobs.vic.gov.au.