Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) - Information for job seekers

What does the Jobs Victoria Employment Network do for jobseekers?

The Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) provides funding for services that help unemployed Victorians to get on-going work.

JVEN providers help jobseekers with:

  • personalised, flexible support
  • help dealing with and connecting to other services
  • career advice and mentoring
  • work experience placement if required
  • job search assistance
  • training relevant to employer needs
  • work readiness preparation
  • literacy and numeracy support if required
  • training for interview techniques
  • fares and/or travel assistance for interviews (as negotiated with your provider)
  • assistance with work clothing and / or equipment (as negotiated with your provider)
  • continued mentoring after you get a job.

Who is eligible to access JVEN?

  • Long term unemployed people who need additional help to find work but are not eligible for full Commonwealth employment services. (This includes unemployed people who do not receive income support payments)
  • Disadvantaged jobseekers with complex barriers to employment. These jobseekers may be:
    • people who are referred by other State Government services, such as  youth justice clients, young people in out-of-home care
    • part of a designated priority target group.

Who are the priority target groups?

Priority target groups vary depending on where you live, but they include:

  • young people in out-of-home care
  • youth justice clients
  • ex-offenders
  • Aboriginal jobseekers
  • single parents
  • mature age jobseekers
  • workers retrenched from the automotive manufacturing and supply chain industry
  • other retrenched workers
  • disengaged young people (aged 15-24 and not engaged in education, training or employment)
  • jobseekers with a disability
  • jobseekers with a mental illness
  • social housing tenants
  • veterans and their families
  • long term unemployed people from culturally diverse communities including refugees and asylum seekers.

Page last updated: 20 August 2016