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Providing targeted support services to people looking for work and employers looking for workers.

Program Overview

The Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) is a key initiative of Jobs Victoria. It is the Victorian Government’s major activity to help disadvantaged Victorian jobseekers gain employment. JVEN services are delivered by service providers who work closely with employers to identify job opportunities and prepare jobseekers for those roles.

Jobs Victoria is now seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable organisations to participate in the Jobs Victoria Employment Network - Stage 2, which will support organisations to deliver tailored services to jobseekers.

At a glance

Jobs Victoria Employment Network Stage 2 is open for expressions of interest from Wednesday 5 April until 2pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

Potential value

Funding to support employment placement services for disadvantages jobseekers.

Eligibility

Applications are open to Victorian based organisations who have appropriate experience supporting unemployed Victorians into work.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for this program an organisation must:

  • be an incorporated entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a significant organisational presence in Victoria
  • have appropriate experience supporting unemployed Victorians into work
  • demonstrate the organisation has sufficient resources to manage the proposed service.

Organisations with contracts to deliver employment assistance under the Commonwealth’s jobactive program will only be considered for funding in areas outside the Employment Region/s for which they have a jobactive contract.

Applications from consortia will be preferred. A lead applicant/organisation will need to be identified as part of the application.

What you need to have before applying 

Before applying for this program, make sure you review the information below: 

Program Guidelines

Download the JVEN Stage 2 Program Guidelines (PDF 160.35 KB)PDF icon

Information Package

Download the JVEN Stage 2 Information Package (PDF 761.18 KB)PDF icon

FAQ's

Do you have any questions? Please review the JVEN Stage 2 FAQs (DOCX 29.26 KB)DOCX icon

JVEN Stage 2 Priorities

Under JVEN Stage 2, DEDJTR is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable organisations to deliver employment services over the period July 2017 to June 2020 to specified groups of jobseekers in the following locations:

Location
Targeted jobseekers
Indicative outcomes sought

Melbourne - Eastern
Especially Burwood, Box Hill, Ringwood, Boronia and Bayswater.

Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers including young people, mature age and multicultural jobseekers
400
Melbourne - Inner South
Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people and mature age
100
Melbourne - South East
Focusing on Frankston and Mornington Peninsula
Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people, mature age and ex-offenders
300
Melbourne - South East
Focusing on Dandenong
Workers retrenched from automotive supply chain businesses (with barriers to re-employment)
Melbourne - Western
Focusing on Flemington area
Unemployed and disengaged jobseekers from refugee and other migrant communities
80
Central Highlands Region
Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers, including young people, mature age, and multicultural jobseekers. Specific assistance to ex-offenders
50
Great South Coast Region
Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers
50
Ovens-Murray Region
Broad range of disadvantaged jobseekers including young people, mature age, multicultural jobseekers and ex-offenders
50
Multi-location
Youth justice clients, with a focus on 'first-time' offenders
100

What you get

Stage 2 funding will support organisations to:

  • Focus on Victorian jobseekers who are disadvantaged in the labour market and who require assistance to gain employment
  • Actively engage with employers to identify job opportunities and assist in meeting industry workforce needs
  • Offer flexible services that are tailored to the particular needs of disadvantaged jobseekers and responsive to the particular local/regional needs
  • Link to community support services to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged jobseekers are met and employment outcomes are maximised
  • Address gaps in and complement existing services, including Commonwealth employment services.
Funding will be available to support selected services for the period July 2017 – June 2020.

How to apply

There are two steps to submitting an application to Stage 2 of the program.

Step 1 – Expression of Interest

Applicants need to:

•    read the Jobs Victoria Employment Network Program Guidelines for Stage 2
•    complete the Expression of Interest by the closing date

Applications close Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 2pm.

APPLY NOW

Please note: The APPLY NOW button will take you to an online grants application portal where you will be asked to complete an Expression of Interest for consideration. This completes Step 1.

Step 2 – A full project application (for invited applicants only)

Following review of the Expressions of Interest received by the Department at Step 1, the Department will prioritise proposals for further consideration and invite preferred applicants to submit a full application which may include an interview with the department.

Invited applicants are required to:

•    respond to any queries raised by the Department and develop a full grant application which responds to the Jobs Victoria Employment Network Program Guidelines for Stage 2
•    submit an application through the link provided by the due date
•    attach all supporting documentation requested in the online application form.

Contacts

For assistance in developing an application for JVEN, organisations are strongly encouraged to contact the Department’s workforce specialists:

Matt Farrow

Michael Swallow 

It is anticipated that first round successful grants will commence August 2017.

Assessment of applications and any decision to approve funding are at the discretion of the Department.

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