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Regional Development Victoria

Government programs and initiatives

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.
AusIndustry A whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF)

The Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) supports the infrastructure needs of regional Australia. Nearly $1 billion has been allocated to the program (with some funding subject to the Minerals Rent Resource Tax). The program funds capital infrastructure projects which are identified as priorities by local communities across Australia.

The program is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
GrantsLINK Makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available. 
JobAccess 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.
Jobwise Offers help in finding information on programs and services to assist mature age people to find a job, maintain their job or move into a new role.
myfuture Provides information on career planning and education, and training options for Australian jobs.
Labour Market Information Portal Provides comprehensive data on industry employment trends and industry prospects in Australia (previously known as SkillsInfo). A single point of access to the vast range of vocational education and training information, products and services in Australia.


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.
Export Connections The Victorian Government’s website for businesses that are currently exporting or thinking about exporting.
Industry Capability Network Introduces companies to the supply chains of major projects and helps project managers to identify competitive local suppliers. 
Market Validation Program for SMEs Assists businesses to develop innovative products, processes and services focused on meeting the future technology needs of the Victorian public sector.  
Smart SMEs Innovation Commercialisation Program Is a program developed to provide a suite of targeted programs to assist SMEs to use and develop science and technology for export, growth and profit. 
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.


© Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, State Government of Victoria

Last Updated: 27 October 2016