Express Your Interest

Jobs Academy is a free 12 month program designed to help you find a job and build a secure, rewarding career.

Women of any age, from any location and any background are invited to apply. Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women living in rural, regional and remote locations, women from culturally diverse backgrounds and women living with a disability are strongly encouraged.

Applications for the current intake are now closed. However, we encourage you to submit your Expression of Interest for our next intake in 2023. By expressing your interest, you will be the first to know when the next intake opens.

For employers: If your organisation is interested in partnering with Jobs Academy, please get in touch by emailing

Frequently Asked Questions

Jobs Academy is a free, 12 month program that will provide you with the tools you need to return to work.

It’s designed for  Australian women of any age, from any location and any background.

If you’re looking to make a career change in the next year, be it a new job, more hours or getting back to work after taking time off due to caring commitments – then Jobs Academy is for you.

No, you don’t have to be unemployed to apply.

We developed Jobs Academy to address the challenges women face in the workplace – including the fact that women are often underemployed, holding multiple part time positions, or facing difficult decisions in considering full time work, like the cost of child care.

If you’re unemployed, underemployed, or employed and wanting to make a career change – then Jobs Academy is for you.

Applying for Jobs Academy is a straightforward two-step process. First, you register your interest above – it’ll take you less than five minutes to complete this step.

When the next intake opens, an application will be sent to you. It’s a survey of questions designed to tell us about you, your employment history and your career goals.

The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete and after you hit the ‘submit’ button – you’ve officially applied for Jobs Academy! It’s that simple.

With the support of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, we’re able to offer 140 places in the pilot of Jobs Academy at no cost to participants.

We’re actively working on opening up Jobs Academy to thousands more women in the future, which is why it’s vital that you register your interest if you’d like to take part.

Yes, you can. If Jobs Academy sounds like it could be useful to you, then we’d really like to hear from you.

We’re working hard to make sure that Jobs Academy will be available to women across Australia on an ongoing basis in the future – so please register your interest and we can let you know when the next intake opens.

Jobs Academy is fully virtual and open to women across Australia, including those in regional and rural areas.

It’s our goal to help you develop the confidence, capabilities and connections to forge ahead with your career – regardless of where you’re located.

On average Jobs Academy participants will have up to two hours of activity per week, with some weeks requiring more, and others less.

We’ve designed Jobs Academy to work within your schedule so everything will be online and flexible.

Jobs Academy will include twelve months of webinars, mentoring sessions and online events. Our sessions cover a whole host of topics designed to be useful in any industry.

We’ll cover important topics like resumes, cover letters and selection criteria, negotiating flexible work arrangements, confidence in the workplace, managing up, conflict resolution, managing stress and financial literacy, to name but a few.

If you’re interested in participating in Jobs Academy and there’s a specific area you’d like addressed, we’d encourage you to include this detail in your Expression of Interest.