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The Victorian Budget 2020/21 has invested a record $619.4 million to provide jobseekers with the information, advice and support they need to get back to work through an expanded Jobs Victoria.

Central to this investment is a network of Jobs Victoria Employment Services to deliver personalised employment support to jobseekers across the state.

Jobs Victoria Employment Services will employ expert Jobs Victoria Mentors who will provide flexible and tailored assistance to eligible jobseekers.

Jobs Victoria Mentors will work with jobseekers to develop their skills and get job ready. They will also engage with local employers and connect them to high quality jobseekers that meet their business needs.

Program guidelines

Applications are now closed

Applications for Jobs Victoria Employment Services involves a two-step process. Expressions of Interest (Step 1) to deliver the Jobs Victoria Employment Services program have closed. The department expects to contact organisations from March 2021 to invite full applications as part of Step 2. Organisations will be informed about the status of their applications following assessment.

If you have questions about the process please contact jobsvictoria@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Jobs Victoria Employment Network Evaluation

An independent evaluation of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN)  was undertaken by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) in 2019. The findings of the value for money and case study components of the Evaluation are captured in this Final Report. Key findings from the evaluation have informed the design and delivery of new initiatives under Jobs Victoria.