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Government programs and initiatives

Below are just some of the government programs and initiatives that tie in with NMRDA’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.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Offers support to businesses in business management, research connections and commercialising ideas. 

Grant Finder 

Helps locate grants and assistance programs for business from the Australian, state and in some local governments. 

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.
jobactive connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia.

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.
Single Business Service A contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programs and services.


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 and Trade

Information for businesses that are currently exporting or thinking about exporting.

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.


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Last Updated: 27 February 2018