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Upskill for a digital job

Enhance your skills and reimagine your career with the Victorian Government's Digital Jobs program.

It’s a free six-month program offering 12 weeks of training followed by 12 weeks of paid work in a digital role with a Victorian business.

There are multiple recruitment rounds, with approximately 500 places each quarter. Over the next three years, we aim to support up to 5,000 Victorians to complete the program.

Applicants are selected through a competitive recruitment process facilitated through Hudson Australia.

We welcome applications from Victorians aged over 30 years, from any background or industry, living anywhere in Victoria. We also encourage women looking to return to the workplace and anyone whose job may have been impacted by COVID-19 to apply.

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Event: Candidate Information Session

We invite you to a candidate information event to learn more about the Digital Jobs program, hear from some of our program partners and understand the commitments of the program, along with a Q&A session.

This event is now over - you can view a recording of the webinar below.

Is this program right for you?

We’re looking for people with work experience and a strong work ethic to match.

We are particularly interested in people with the skills outlined below.

If you have the motivation to study, expand your digital skills and transition into a digital-focused career then this program could be right for you.

Problem solvers

Inquisitive minds

Team players


Lifelong learners


The program

Participants are selected through a competitive recruitment process.

If you’re selected, we’ll work with you to find the right area of digital training for your interests, experience and strengths.

Each participant will receive:

  • 12 weeks of free training in a high-quality, industry-led, digital course
  • 12 weeks in a paid digital role with a Victorian business
  • Ongoing support from a mentor throughout the program

Applications for the first intake have now closed, but we welcome applications for future intakes.

This is an ongoing Victorian Government program with multiple rounds over the next three years.

Our first round of participants will commence their training courses in mid-July with business placements starting early October 2021.

Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Who could I be working for?

Our education partners

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Digital literacy today is the equivalent of English literacy 30 years ago. As a career coach with 30 years’ experience, I can tell you that digital skills are what will future-proof your career.

Wayne Foster-Johnson

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As a teacher, I never thought of myself as someone who had digital skills, however, I came to realise that there are a lot of transferable skills as a teacher to a developer, which have been really useful… I feel like the career path for me as a developer is pretty much endless.

Michelle Wong

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General program queries

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