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Responding to retrenchment

Help & advice

​​​Support for retrenched employees is provided through the Business in Transition Support Program (BiTS)​.

BiTS is Victoria’s central program for support services for Victorian businesses undertaking or considering the retrenchment process. The program brings together state and federal government stakeholders to provide a coordinated response for you and your employees affected by retrenchment.

Through BiTS, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's Regional Market Facilitation Managers provide retrenched employees with tailored information about:

This information may be provided at an employee session h​osted at your business, or informally to individuals or smaller groups of retrenched employees, before or after their last day at work.

This support is designed to encourage retrenched employees to make informed choices about training that will help them transition to new employment.

Some retrenched employees are also eligible for expanded access to government-subsidised training, recognising that retrenched employees may need to retrain in order to find new employment.

The expanded access means that retrenched employees could enrol in government-subsidised training regardless of any qualifications they already hold. Your Regional Market Facilitation Manager will advise whether or not your employees are eligible for expanded access to government-subsidised training.

For more information or to arrange a time to speak to someone, please visit the BiTS page on the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources​ website.

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