Jobs Victoria Employment Service (JVES)

Employment Mentors

AMES Australia is a Jobs Victoria Partner. We have a team of Jobs Victoria mentors and support services that can provide advice, help update your skills, and support you into a job that suits you.

AMES Australia provides these services across Inner Melbourne, Central Highlands, Mallee, Wimmera Southern Mallee and Gippsland. You can view a map of all Jobs Victoria providers here: Find support in your local area

I am looking for work. Am I eligible for Jobs Victoria Mentor services?

You are eligible for Jobs Victoria Mentor services if you:

  • have been unemployed for six months or more, or
  • are unemployed and at risk of long-term unemployment due to challenges when seeking employment, and you are not receiving enough support through other services.

Challenges you may be having looking for work may include, but are not limited to:

  • not completed secondary education
  • lack of post-school qualifications
  • little or no local work experience
  • low English language proficiency
  • low literacy (reading/writing)
  • lack of digital literacy
  • lack of knowledge of job search techniques/processes
  • limited social and professional networks that can assist job seeking
  • personal circumstances that make it harder for you to find or hold down a job such as experience of family violence, unstable housing, homelessness, mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependence
  • low confidence and self-esteem.

You can receive support from a Mentor if:

  • you are living in Victoria and are long-term unemployed or at risk of long-term unemployment, including temporary visa holders with work entitlements*
  • you are a young person (15-24 years) engaged in post-secondary education who is currently experiencing or at risk of long-term unemployment**.
  • you are a surge demand worker who has gained a short-term role through the Jobs Victoria online hub and need support to secure subsequent work.

* Individuals with an expiring (i.e. due to expire within the period 1 January to 30 June 2022) or expired visa are not eligible for the service.
** Consistent with existing eligibility exemption processes, access to Jobs Victoria Mentor services by secondary school students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Jobs Victoria services are free and voluntary.

Can I get support from Jobs Victoria if I am registered with a Commonwealth Government employment service like Workforce Australia?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria above, and you are receiving support from a Commonwealth employment service like Workforce Australia, you are still eligible for Jobs Victoria Mentor services.

You can call us on 13 26 37, email or complete the enquiry form and we will contact you.

I’m an employer and I am interested to recruit employees

If you’re an employer looking for staff, AMES Australia can help you plan your recruitment and connect you to ready, local jobseekers. It’s a free service.