Building Victoria's
digital workforce

Find great people for your business

The demand for digital skills in Victorian businesses is growing rapidly.

The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program is building a new talent pool of great people with digital skills to help meet this demand.

Over the next three years we’ll be supporting up to 5,000 experienced and highly capable mid-career workers to transition into digital careers. They’ll receive training from leading education providers in a range of digital areas including

  • Data analytics
  • Programming/software development
  • Cyber security
  • Cloud computing
  • AI/Machine learning
  • User Experience/User Interface
  • Product management
  • Web development
  • Digital marketing, operations, support
  • Project (agile) management

Victorian businesses are invited to join the program to host these freshly trained candidates through subsidised 12-week internships.

If you’re looking for great people with the right digital skills for your business, we’d love to talk to you. Please register your interest to receive further information or apply now.

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Upcoming Events
Industry Briefing Sessions

We invite you to an online industry briefing session to learn more about the Digital Jobs program, hear from some of our strategic partners and understand the benefits hosting an intern can bring to your business.

Date: 14th October 2021
Time: 10-11am

Date: 28th October 2021
Time: 10-11am

Program overview

If you’re interested in joining the program, here are some important details you should consider.

How does the program work?
We’re looking for eligible businesses and organisations to host one (or more) trained mid-career interns for a minimum of 12 weeks. Throughout the selection process you’ll have the opportunity to be matched with someone who is right for your work culture and the specific role.

Participating businesses are provided a $5,000 wage subsidy per internship, to support employment of the intern(s). Interns must be employed directly, at minimum wage or above, for 12 weeks. There is no obligation for participating businesses to employ the candidate(s) beyond this period.

Who are the candidates?
We’ve run a competitive recruitment process to find talented, motivated Victorians aged over 30 with around 10 years of work experience from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. We’re particularly interested in supporting women, regional Victorians and those who’ve been affected by COVID-19.

All candidates will have recently graduated from a 12-week digital course with one of Victoria's top training providers.

What roles will they suit best?
Most candidates will be suited to entry-level digital roles as their technical knowledge will for the most part be foundational. However, their years of professional experience will ensure they have valuable transferable and soft skills, positioning them for a faster trajectory than other entry-level candidates.

Are there any other benefits?
In addition to facilitating the training and internships for these skilled workers, the Victorian Government is providing participating businesses with a wage subsidy of $5,000 per intern.

What happens at the end of the 12-week internship?
There is no obligation for participating businesses beyond the 12-week tenure. You’ll have the opportunity to offer the candidate a job or act as a referee for them. You are also more than welcome to take on new interns in future.

For more details, feel free to read through the FAQs below.

You’re in good company

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This internship will provide people with so many opportunities... getting back into the workforce or potentially reskilling or upskilling in digital and technology skills.

Carina Parisella

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We're going to have to start thinking differently and look for local talent and in fact, growing local talent… This fantastic program is really going to help people develop the digital skills talent that a company like Zendesk needs.

John Viner

John Viner from ZenDesk on the importance of hiring great people

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