State Government of Victoria

Government programs and initiatives

Below are just some of the government programs and initiatives that tie in with SMRDA’s work and may be of interest.

Australian Government

Program Name Description Website

Australian Apprenticeships

Information on apprenticeships and traineeships for employers, job seekers, students and careers advisors
Australian Jobs A publication providing up-to-date information about jobs, including a guide to the occupations and industries in which Australians work and information on regional labour market levels.

Australian JobSearch

A free online job board where employers can advertise job vacancies and search for suitable staff.

Enterprise Connect

Provides support to small business with acquiring knowledge, tools and expertise to improve productivity.


Makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available. 

Industry Capability Network  

Introduces companies to the supply chains of major projects and helps project managers to identify competitive local suppliers. 


Provides help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability

Job Guide

Helps young people (Year 10) make subject choices and explore career options. It provides information about a range of occupations and possible education and training pathways.

Job Services Australia

The Australian Government’s national employment services system. It provides people with one-on-one assistance and tailored employment services.

Labour Market Information Portal

Provides comprehensive data on industry employment trends and industry prospects in Australia.
myfuture Provides information on career planning and education, and training options for Australian jobs.
Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) (formerly Skills Australia) An independent statutory body that provides advice to the Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations on Australia’s current, emerging and future workforce skills needs and workforce development needs.


Victorian Government

Program Name Description Website

Business Victoria

A comprehensive online resource designed to help people start, run and grow a business. It includes information on licences, regulations and taxation, export, and grants and assistance.

Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EPA)

Helps businesses meet climate change and resource scarcity challenges through a range of efficiencies.

Export Victoria

The Victorian Government’s website for businesses that are currently exporting or thinking about exporting.

Innovation Voucher Program

Provides responsive funding to help SMEs access the facilities and know-how needed to innovate and to help publicly funded research organisations to improve their ability to service industry projects. 
Technology Voucher Program
Provides responsive funding for businesses wanting to explore the use of technology to create more competitive products and processes.

Sustainability Victoria

Provides information on a wide range of sustainability issues, including a sustainable manufacturing directory and a list of recycling services.

Victoria Online

A fast way to find local state and federal government information and services.


Last Updated: 11 February 2014