The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions drives economic development and job creation in Victoria. The focus is on programs and procurement policies for employment and industry development.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions administers the Local Jobs First Act 2003. Local Jobs First includes:
- Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG)
- Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)
Major Projects Skills Guarantee
The Major Project Skills Guarantee is about growing the next generation of skilled workers. It means construction projects over $20 million need to use Victorian:
- engineering cadets
for at least 10% of the labour. This gives young people the chance to work on Victoria's biggest construction projects.
Victorian Industry Participation Policy
The Victorian Industry Participation Policy is an industry development procurement policy. It means local businesses have a fair chance to compete for government contracts. This helps local projects create opportunities for Victorian businesses.
The Victorian Industry Participation Policy applies to all projects valued at:
- over $1 million in regional Victoria
- over $3 million in metropolitan Melbourne, or for state-wide activities