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Digital jobs for manufacturing

28 March 2023

The Digital Jobs for Manufacturing Program offers grants of up to $5000 to assist Victorian manufacturing businesses adapt to a digital operating environment.

The program is open to businesses with a manufacturing presence in Victoria which are on a growth trajectory and are seeking to utilise their existing workforce to apply digital technology to their operations.

About the program

The Digital Jobs for Manufacturing Program provides funding to enrol a nominated employee in a 12-week online, part-time industry endorsed digital skills course in one of the following streams:

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible under the program:

Grant amount

Grants of up to $5000 are available per employee and require funded manufacturers to ensure their nominated employee is provided an opportunity to earn and learn.

This includes incorporating a digital element into the employee’s position description upon completion of the training, and ensuring the employee of assigned relevant work activities and tasks to apply and embed their learning.

Eligible businesses can receive funding for up to five (5) employees to undertake training throughout the life of the program.

Courses will run in January, May and September 2023 and January and April 2024.

Additive manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD) / computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and robotic process automation (RPA) will be available for the May 2023 training rounds.

The Digital Jobs for Manufacturing Program fully closes at 11:59pm on 31 March 2024 (unless funds are allocated earlier).

This article was originally published by Business Victoria

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