About the program

Building Victoria’s digital workforce

The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program is building a talent pool of professionals who can meet the growing need for digital expertise in the state.

By upskilling mid-career Victorians and supporting them to transition into digital careers, we’re backing them to succeed.

Digital Jobs delivers value to both Victorians and businesses, creating opportunities for newly trained digital talent and their employers to help drive Victoria’s economic growth.

Over 5,400 Victorians will complete the program by June 2025.

For more details, please read through the frequently asked questions below.

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Frequently asked questions

There is a growing need for digital skills in business across our economy - and this trend will only continue in the years ahead. In 2022, the Victorian Skills Authority anticipated that Victoria would need an extra 38,000 technology workers by 2025.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Victorian businesses looked to digital channels to engage with clients and customers in new ways. This continued what was already a growing focus on digital innovation and technology in our economy.

Digital skills are important in every sector of our economy, across a wide variety of roles, including marketing, communications, design, analysts, software developers, and programmers.

The benefits and importance of remote working, e-commerce, social media and digital marketing have also boosted the demand for people with these skills.

Digital Jobs supports mid-career Victorians to complete a 12-week industry-backed training course and opportunities to apply for a 12-week work placement with a Victorian business to put their new skills into practice. Each participant also gets the support of a career coach.

The program is completely free for participants, and eligible businesses are provided with a wage subsidy for each 12-week work placement or entry level job offered.

We’ve teamed up with some of Victoria’s top training providers to offer a range of digital skills courses. Participants will undertake specific courses based on interests, experience and strengths.

Participants then have the opportunity to apply for entry-level work placements. They will be matched with a business according to the skills they’ve gained through training, along with their existing knowledge, work experience and career goals. Alternatively, they have the opportunity to source their own 12-week work placement or an ongoing job.

The Victorian Government recognises that mid-career Victorians have a lot to offer.

We’re looking for 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 from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Digital Jobs is about supporting Victorians to build on their existing experience, knowledge and expertise. Skills such as problem-solving, planning and organising, collaboration, critical thinking and resilience are all valuable in a digital job.

With their newfound digital skills and experience in a digital role, we’re helping Victorians take exciting new steps in their careers.

Yes. For this program to be successful, it has been designed and delivered in partnership with industry. We aim to deliver value to businesses, creating opportunities for both workers and employers, and help to drive Victoria’s economic productivity.

Digital Jobs is a Victorian Government program. To help us deliver the program we’re working with industry and training providers.

The Victorian Government is working with Hudson Australia to run a competitive selection process.

The high quality 12-week courses on offer will be delivered by a range of universities, TAFEs and private providers. The courses have been developed in partnership with industry, and selected by a panel of industry experts, to ensure they meet industry needs.

Find out more about the training courses.

Page last updated: 15 July 2024