Building the West Gate Tunnel Project will create 6,000 jobs across over five years as well as opportunities for local businesses. There will be opportunities for young people, local people, disadvantaged people and those looking to join a new industry.

Individuals looking for employment with the CPBJH JV project team should email

If you are a supplier, register your interest on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) website via the CPBJH JV – West Gate Tunnel Project portal.

Opportunities for individuals

Opportunities for young people

  • Over 500 jobs dedicated to people entering the workforce – apprentices, trainees and graduates.
  • Five $5,000 scholarships for motivated and talented students to assist their tertiary education, provided through not-for-profit organisation Western Chances.
  • 25 structured workplace learning placements for students through Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN) program.
  • Meeting or exceeding the 10 per cent hours contributed by Victorian registered trainees, apprentices and/or engineering cadets, as set out in our Major Project Skills Guarantee Compliance Plan.

Opportunities for local people

  • 400 jobs dedicated to people from the west.
  • 50 job opportunities and training for asylum seekers and new migrants in Melbourne’s west.
  • 40 job opportunities for people living with disability.
  • The project will host forums to inform local businesses about potential procurement opportunities to allow participation (see opportunities for businesses, below).

Opportunities for disadvantaged people

  • Targeted recruitment of disadvantaged groups and ongoing workplace support during their employment.
  • Working with local TAFE’s and employment agencies to help long-term unemployed access jobs and gain industry ready skills.
  • 10 workplace learning placements for youth in detention, where this can be supported by their school and project supervision. Suitable candidates will transition into full time employment upon their release.
  • A service provider network, made up of local organisations and government funded agencies that provide specialist employment and training support to Victorians.

Getting new skills

  • Short courses will help to upskill our workforce including people engaged by subcontractors.
  • Up to 150 jobs set aside for former auto workers.
  • Roles and training opportunities for at least 600 women.
  • Our Workforce Development Plan will set out opportunities for graduates, at least 48 non-engineering cadets and 8 Aboriginal cadets.

Opportunities for businesses

Victorian businesses big and small are encouraged to register their interest to benefit from this significant boost to the Victorian economy.

If you are a supplier, register your interest on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) website via the CPBJH JV – West Gate Tunnel Project portal.

Buying Australian goods and services

  • 93 percent of goods and services will be purchased from Australia/NZ suppliers, except for the specialist tunnel boring equipment
  • 92 percent of steel used milled in Australia/NZ.
  • A strategy will be developed and implemented to ensure that goods and services are sourced from social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses.
  • Our Local Industry Development Plan will set out all targets in design and construction of tunnels, roadworks, elevated structures and lane use management systems.

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