Need support looking for work? A Jobs Victoria Mentor can help.
If you’ve been looking for work for a while or you’re facing challenges that make it harder to find a job, a Mentor can assist.
How can a Mentor support me to find work?
A Mentor will work with you to understand your work goals and aspirations and help you achieve them. A Mentor can:
- support you to apply for jobs
- assist you to develop your resume and prepare for job interviews
- support you to become job ready
- match you with jobs that interest you
- help you enrol in training or obtain qualifications
- assist you with personal needs, including transport to attend interviews
- provide support for six months once you have a job
- connect you to other community services.
How can I find a Mentor?
Mentors are available throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. You can speak to a Mentor face-to-face, online or over the phone.
To find a local Mentor you can:
From 1 January 2022, you can receive support from a Mentor if:
- you are living in Victoria and are long-term unemployed or at risk of long-term unemployment and have working rights, including international students, temporary skilled or family migrants, and people on working holiday visas.
- you are a young person (15-29 years) engaged in post-secondary education who is currently experiencing or at risk of long-term unemployment*.
* Consistent with existing eligibility exemption processes, access to Jobs Victoria Mentor services by secondary school students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
No. Receiving support from a Mentor is free.
Mentors offer specialist support to people who may have specific needs or challenges when looking for a job. We have dedicated Mentor services for:
- people with a disability
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Aboriginal people
- women, non-binary and gender diverse people
- young people
- people who are homeless or living in social housing
- people with mental illness.
To find a specialist Mentor you can: