Local Jobs First Act

The Local Jobs First Act 2003 legislates the existing Victorian Industry Participation Policy and Major Projects Skills Guarantee, enshrining current practice to deliver improved outcomes for local SMEs and Victorian workers.

To view the Local Jobs First Act 2003 visit www.legislation.vic.gov.au and select ‘Victorian Law Today’. Then, under 'Search' select 'Acts' and search for 'Local Jobs First'.

The Local Jobs First Policy

The Local Jobs First Policy comprises the Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) and the Local Jobs First - Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG).

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Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines

The Local Jobs First Agency Guidelines provide detailed information on how Local Jobs First must be applied. The guidelines outline the steps that agencies need to undertake to comply with Local Jobs First.

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Local Jobs First Supplier Guidelines

The Local Jobs First Supplier Guidelines outline the steps to be undertaken by businesses to bid for government work when Local Jobs First has been applied to projects.

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Local Industry Development Plan 

All bids for Local Jobs First projects are required to provide a Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP) which clearly identifies local content, job commitments, including opportunities for apprentices, trainees, cadets within the project. Be advised that the document below is only a SAMPLE; you will need to contact the procuring agency for a project-specific LIDP.

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Financial reporting directions

Every Victorian Government department and agency is required to report on compliance with Local Jobs First in their annual report in accordance with section 9 of the Local Jobs First Act 2003. The Financial Reporting Directions 25D - Local Jobs First document aims to assist agencies in reporting on their Local Jobs First requirement in their own annual reports.

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Local Jobs First Model Clauses

(For Request for Tender (RFT), Expressions of Interest (EOI), and Contract Documents)

Approach to Market and Contract Model Clauses must be included in your project documentation to inform bidders of Local Jobs First requirements and contracts.

Project TypeModel Clauses
Standard Local Jobs First ProjectsDownload Word Document
Standard Local Jobs First Projects with MPSGDownload Word Document
Strategic Local Jobs First ProjectsDownload Word Document
Strategic Local Jobs First projects with MPSGDownload Word Document
Grants Local Jobs First ProjectsDownload Word Document