Setting more Victorian’s up for digital jobs success


Applications are now open for the latest rounds of the state government’s Digital Jobs program supporting 400 mid-career Victorians with 12 weeks of training in digital fields.

From data analytics, digital marketing, IT operations and support, user experience, programming, and web development, this free training provides an accessible pathway for people to get the training they need for the job they deserve.

Once training is complete, program participants will have the opportunity to apply for a 12-week work placement to gain invaluable real-world experience in their chosen field.

The state budget 2024-25 invested $4.4 million to enable more workers to re-shape their job prospects by moving into state’s growing tech sector and filling critical skill shortages through the Digital Jobs program.

The government’s investment is also supporting 600 existing program participants with ongoing employment services support to help them get a job in Victoria’s tech sector.

More than 5000 people have been supported to transition into a digital career since the program launched in August 2021, with more than 59 per cent of participants being female, 63 per cent spoke a language other than English and 40 per cent were over 40 years of age.

Program participants from non-digital backgrounds that transitioned into digital roles saw an average increase of $500 in their weekly wages.

The program has more than 1300 employers registered as business hosts, from small businesses to companies like the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, which has successfully placed five candidates into permanent employment.

After completing her placement, software engineer Melissa Burnett was offered a permanent position with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, where she is supporting the Bank’s digital transformation.

“The latest round of this nation-leading initiative will help industry address demand for digital skills while enabling more people to transform their careers,” said Jobs and Industry Minister Natalie Hutchins.

Applications are now open for the round ten intake commencing early-August and the round 11 intake commencing mid-November.