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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.

At a glance

Jobs Victoria Employment Network Stage 2 is now closed for applications.

Potential value

Funding to support employment placement services for disadvantages jobseekers.

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

JVEN Stage 2 will focus on supporting selected organisations to deliver employment services over the period July 2017 to June 2020 to 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

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.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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