Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria is an employment initiative providing Victorians who may face job challenges, with personalised work support, expert jobs information, job advice and referrals; ultimately connecting job seekers with inclusive employment in meaningful roles.

As part of the program, the WISE team will provide you with expert jobs advice, access to training and provide work support to help you find employment that is right for you. We will connect you with local employers in your chosen field and help you through every step of the employment journey.

We can:

  • Provide personalised job coaching and support to help you reach your employment goals
  • Help design a detailed career plan or job plan
  • Update your resume and assist with cover letters to secure the job that you want
  • Help you prepare for job interviews so you feel confident speaking to employers
  • Promote and connect you to inclusive employers
  • Help you find and enrol in training, apprenticeships and further education to open doors to other career positions
  • Assist and coach you through applying for roles
  • Continue to provide ongoing support once you start your new role with our post-placement support services
  • Work in a collaborative partnership with your existing jobactive service provider if you have one

Mental Health Specialists

WISE also offers access to the Jobs Victoria specialist mental health jobs program. If you have a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, bipolar or schizophrenia you may be eligible for these specialist services. Run by our experienced WISE Ways to Work team, this program gives you access to tailored support services, offering both group and individual support to help prepare you for the world of work and support you on your job-seeking journey.

We do this by assisting you to manage your health and build key skills for work, including concentration, planning and communication at work. The WISE Ways to Work team of Vocational Coaches and Occupational Therapists also builds the mental health literacy of employers and works with you to find the right job with on and off-site support provided as required.

If you’d like to find out more about the specialist mental health jobs program, and see if it’s the right fit for you, please email and one of the team will be in touch for a chat.

Am I eligible for Jobs Victoria?

We’re able to help you if you face any of these challenges:

  • Education level
  • Lacking in post-school qualifications
  • Lacking in hours of work experience
  • Low English language and literacy skills
  • Low digital literacy level
  • Low experience with job search techniques/processes
  • Limited social and professional networks that can assist job seeking
  • Personal circumstances including living situation, illness, disability and more
  • Low confidence and self-esteem

Jobs Victoria is available to Victorian residents who:

  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or temporary resident under Australia’s refugee and humanitarian program and hold a visa with the right to work, and
  • Have been unemployed for at least six months, or are at risk of long-term unemployment due to employment barriers, and
  • lack adequate job and employment support through other services

To access the specialist mental health program, you need to meet the above criteria, as well as:

  • Have a mental health condition
  • Be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

Our team is here to help you determine your eligibility for the program. Please reach out if you have any questions. You can get in touch with us at or enquire below!

Register your interest for Jobs Victoria

How do I find out more about Jobs Victoria, or register as a job seeker with WISE?

If you’d like to have a chat to our friendly team, please drop us an email at

Or enquire below

Register your interest for Jobs Victoria


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Jobs Victoria

What is the difference between Jobs Victoria, JVES and JVEN?

Jobs Victoria is simply the updated name for the employment program run by the Victorian State Government. JVES and JVEN are older acronyms.

What is a Jobs Victoria Mentor?

Think of the Mentor as your personal employment coach. Your mentor will help you to apply for and get work, as well as supporting you on the job once you start. If you’d like to get started with a Mentor, drop us an email at

What is a Jobs Victoria Advocate?

Think of the Advocate as your personal information centre. The Jobs Victoria Advocates can help point you in the right direction for complementary services including counselling, training, mental health support and much more. Have a chat to one today by emailing

What is the Jobs Victoria specialist mental health employment program?

This tailored program is designed to help people who have a mental illness and who are experiencing mental health struggles. The mental health jobs program takes into account the specialist support you need to find and maintain employment.

Which areas does WISE operate Jobs Victoria in?

WISE Employment have Jobs Victoria Mentors located around Melbourne’s western, northern and inner southeast suburbs. Our specialist mental health employment program team are available in Melbourne’s western, northern and inner metro suburbs. Reach out to our team on to find an office near you.

I am with another jobactive provider, am I eligible for Jobs Victoria with WISE?

In short, yes! Even if you are not registered with WISE for your jobactive employment services, you can still access the support of a WISE Jobs Victoria Mentor. Your Mentor would work hand-in-hand with your existing service provider to provide even more support to you during your employment journey.

I am with a DES provider, am I eligible for Jobs Victoria with WISE?

If you are registered with a DES provider and have mutual obligations, you are unable to access the services provided by the Jobs Victoria program. However, if you are a voluntary participant, you have the choice of working with a DES or working with Jobs Victoria. You are unable to be registered with both providers. If you would like to discuss which service is a better fit for you, please contact us on and one of our mentors will be in touch to discuss further.





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