Victoria calls for training providers on new digital jobs for manufacturing program

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The Victorian government is urging Victorian training providers to deliver a new “Digital Jobs for Manufacturing” course.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) may be submitted to deliver a 12-week training course in different program streams such as additive manufacturing, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, or robotic process automation (RPA).

The maximum participation cost under the Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program is $5,000 (ex-GST).

Unless otherwise agreed, training must be delivered across four rounds: May 2023, September 2023, January 2024 and April 2024.

Interested applicants must submit their EOIs through the Business Victoria Grants & Programs portal and include information about the proposed training to deliver.

The proposal must include a summary of the course’s content and structure; the skills that learners will gain from completing training; the job role a learner should be expected to be able to perform upon completion; and an outline of the procedure to assess learner competence.

Meanwhile, training providers must also fulfil specific criteria in order for their EOI to be approved.

For one, interested training providers must have a current Australian Business Number (ABN) and hold that ABN on and from 1 October 2022.

They should possess the resources and ability to accept qualifying applicants sponsored by the Digital Jobs for Manufacturing Initiative by 29 May 2023 (or 25 September 2023).

Training providers must also comply with all employer’s industrial relations requirements in line with National Employment Standards.

Applications open on Monday, 27 February 2023, and close at 11:59 pm, 14 March 2023, (unless notified otherwise).

Further information on the program is available through the Digital Jobs for Manufacturing program page.