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Mental Health Essentials

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s workplace Mental Health Essentials program offers free mental health training and consulting to small and medium sized businesses who employ young workers and want to create mentally healthy workplaces. You can participate in the Mental Health Essentials program if you employ a significant number of young workers (under […]

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ASBAS Digital Solutions program

The Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Digital Solutions is running three online workshops each week until 4 March. These workshops are open to all eligible small businesses, free of charge. Classes cover a range of topics including digital marketing, e-commerce, social media and much more. Eligible businesses must have an active Victorian ABN, 19 […]

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Infection Control on-line courses

Box Hill Institute has developed 3 on-line courses (Skill Set) on behalf of the Victorian Government to directly respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These three Infection Control Skill Sets are free for delivery to customer-facing employed workers. These short courses will help workers ensure their workplaces are safe for themselves and the community, and […]

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New check-in system for businesses across Victoria

Business owners can now access a free Victorian Government QR Code Service which will help keep records of visitors to assist with contact tracing. It’s as simple as registering your business, downloading and printing a poster with the Victorian Government QR Code and displaying it prominently in your business. Business owners can now access a […]

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Apply for funding to help your business go digital

The $20 million Small Business Digital Adaption Program is now open to help small businesses, sole traders and micro-businesses build digital capability in their day-to-day operations. Through the program, eligible businesses will be able to trial and then receive access to digital products, tools and training they can use to build digital capability in their […]

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How to safely re-open your business

On 26 October, the Premier announced that metropolitan Melbourne would move to the Third Step in the State Government’s roadmap to reopening. Under the Third Step, from 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 October, Melbourne moved from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay safe’, with no restrictions on reasons to leave the house, however you must remain within 25km of your […]

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How many people can I have for seated service?

Updated on 12 November 2020. To make sure we can all stay safe, limits apply on the number of people who can be in a hospitality venue at the same time. These limits are based on four square metres of space per person indoors, and two square metres of space per person outdoors, for hospitality […]

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State Government Business Survival and Adaptation Package

On Sunday 13 September, the Victorian Government announced a $3 billion package to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID Normal business. Cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support will be delivered to Victorian businesses that have been most affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. For additional information on the package, visit Business […]

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Victoria’s roadmap for reopening

On Sunday 6 September, the Victorian Government announced its steps to reopening, outlining how restrictions will be eased and the key ‘trigger points’ that must be met for this to happen. On this page: Industry restrictions What restriction levels mean for business Summary of steps towards COVID normal Roadmap for all industries in Metro Melbourne […]

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Mental health support for business owners and workers

Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business can get the mental health support they need to navigate through the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). Key elements of the Victorian Government program include: accredited mental health training delivered by St John Ambulance to business chambers of commerce and business networks across Victoria, to boost mental health capabilities […]

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