August 6th, 2020

As part of our series of what is happening around the States  Recovery 2020: Victoria

The Victorian Government has identified Victoria’s building and construction sector as a key mechanism to revitalise Victoria’s economy.  Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce is seeking to identify significant building and construction projects of state and regional significance across Victoria that are shovel-ready, and to investigate planning and investment opportunities. These projects will provide immediate benefits to Victoria’s economy, keeping Victorians in work and priority social and economic infrastructure on track for completion.

“The Victorian Government is committed to making sure Victoria’s regional communities share in Victoria’s success – investing in infrastructure and services to create jobs and make our regional areas even better places to live, work, invest and visit” said Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney

Free TAFE for priority courses

More than ever, the skills needed to build Victoria are learned at TAFE. Free TAFE for priority courses reduces financial barriers for students. Students can train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers.

Backing Victorian Aboriginal Small Businesses

Victorian Aboriginal businesses will be better supported following the launch of three new initiatives to increase competition, encourage collaboration and create growth backed by the Victorian Government. The Victorian Government is providing more than $285,000 to Kinaway and Ngarrimili, a business support foundation, to deliver women’s business help, tax assistance, business health and wellbeing, and improved online visibility.

Supporting Melbourne Communities, Shopping Strips And Jobs

Communities in Melbourne will benefit from improved suburban activity centres and shopping strips through works backed by the Victorian Government that will create jobs and boost local businesses. The funding is part of the Victorian Government’s Building Works package providing $2.7 billion towards shovel-ready projects – big and small – to get thousands of people back to work. It includes grants to stimulate business activity, support local economies and improve public amenity and accessibility

Agriculture Industry

Victoria is investing $3 million towards new jobs with Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) as well as the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning (DELWP). Country Victorian communities will benefit from the creation of nearly 60 full time jobs as part of the Agriculture Workforce Plan.

Creating jobs and upgrading stations

The Victorian Government is upgrading 16 train stations across the state. The upgrades will create and support more than 600 local jobs, helping Victorian families and businesses across the state. The improvements will also boost economic activity to suburbs and regional towns to support local recovery efforts and keep Victoria moving.

Working for Victoria

The Victorian Government will create more than 3,000 jobs in critical community-support organisations through its landmark Working for Victoria scheme. Industries where jobs will become available include council roles of: employment support, counselling and youth services, community engagement, emergency and food relief, family support and support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, maintaining local parks, gardens and sporting fields and performing a range of community services.

Major Pier Upgrades

A construction blitz on piers and jetties around the state will create vital new jobs as the state rebuilds. It will provide a long term boost to the fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries. Upgrades to the pier will support local aquaculture fishers, the ferry service and other harbour visitors, as well as creating jobs during construction.


For more of What is Happening during National Skills Week 2020 and to get involved to show your support for Vocational education and Training and strengthening Australia’s economy  :  National Skills Week Events



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