The Victorian Government has invested an unprecedented $619.4 million from the 2020-21 Budget to support Victorian jobseekers into work through an expanded and integrated suite of Jobs Victoria employment services. An important element of this investment is the allocation of funding to increase access to professional career counselling. The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is responsible for implementation of the program, through Jobs Victoria

The CEAV is pleased to announce that the Department has provided funding to the CEAV to deliver the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors service until June 2023

About the Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors Service

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors will provide personalised career guidance to Victorians who require support to understand, develop, and self-manage their career options. The service will provide participants with access to the following supports: 

  • exploring and developing career options
  • strengthening jobseeker capacity through exploring aspirations and interests, confidence building, and determining career goals 
  • support to understand marketable and transferrable strengths
  • guidance on skills development to support career goals
  • guidance to develop self-managed career management skills and resilience to navigate labour market changes independently 
  • preparation and assistance with job interviews resumes, and writing selection criteria responses 
  • referral to other employment and non-employment related services as required

The Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors service aims to:

  • reduce long-term unemployment by supporting displaced/retrenched workers, as well as young people entering the workforce, towards employment that suits their skills and circumstances
  • assist jobseekers to engage in skills development that will lead to employment
  • support pathways to economic security for those in precarious work
  • strengthen lifelong learning and provide an active approach to labour market engagement and transitions.

Jobs Victoria supports people looking for work and connects employers with the staff they need. We provide information, advice and support in person, online, and on the phone. https://jobs.vic.gov.au