Supply Chain Talent Pipeline Project

The Supply Chain Talent Pipeline (SCTP) project aims to address a talent and capability shortage in the region’s supply chain and logistics industry by working with local organisations to break down the barriers to recruitment and retention.

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Creating a new pipeline for the region’s supply chain & logistics industry

The project team will work with local industries to create the inclusive workplaces that foster both recruitment and retention. They will link with local education providers, community groups and employment organisations to create a new recruitment pipeline for the local supply chain and logistics industry.

SCTP will develop and deliver:

  • A 14-hour intensive training program to optimise employment outcomes for potential
    supply chain employees
  • A digital campaign to showcase the industry’s changing image and increase
    understanding of career opportunities in the region
  • A series of digital resources targeting schools, community and recruiting companies
  • A diversity tool kit tailored to local industry needs
  • Mentoring support for potential employees        

National Priority Fund initiative

The program is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the Local Jobs Program and will work closely with stakeholders in the region. GRLLEN is working with Deakin University in developing and delivering the program.

SCTP moves to the South Coast Victoria 2024 

Our focus for 2023 has been the Barwon region and in 2024 we will shift the program delivery to the South Coast of Victoria.

Connecting job seekers, career changers and school leavers to rewarding careers, upskilling career practitioners and providing resources to help accelerate workplace diversity and inclusion is what we do. We can’t wait to engage with local community groups, industry and education partners as we roll out the program across the South Coast.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.

Diversity and Inclusion Tool Kit

This tool kit is evidence based, building on research from Deakin University into the barriers to recruitment and retention for under represented groups. It provides inherently practical advice relevant for both small and large businesses.

Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Webinar

Deakin Researchers and GRLLEN discuss the importance of diversity, and how SMEs can create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Proudly hosted by the Geelong Small Business Festival.

Challenging Outdated Structures is Leading to Workplace Change

SCTP Industry Forum – providing local business leaders with a platform to share their ideas on sustainable workplace change.

SCTP program partners, Cotton On, Port of Geelong and Timbertruss joined with Deakin University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to shine a spotlight on the recruitment and rentention barriers facing the supply chain sector. They shared some of the innovative solutions that are making a difference in their workplaces.

The forum was attended by representatives from key business in the region and proudly hosted by Deakin University.


Supply Chain Project: Careers in Supply Chain & Logistics
This supply chain careers resource supports the Victorian Education Department Careers Curriculum Framework for years 10-12, VCE (VM- Vocational Major) and Victorian Pathways Certificate VPC.
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Supply Chain Project: Community e-Resource
This e-resource has been developed for those working in the community sector. We hope you will find it useful as a discussion starter when you talk to job seekers about career opportunities in the local area.
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Supply Chain Project: Schools e-Resource
This e-resource has been developed for those working in the schools sector. We hope you will find it useful as a discussion starter when you talk to students about career opportunities. Supply chain and logistics is a sector that is currently struggling to fill all job vacancies. It is often poorly understood as a career pathway but has a wide range of career pathways from entry level through to senior positions post study.
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Supply Chain Project: Recruiter e-Resource
This e-resource has been developed for recruitment agencies. We hope you will find it useful when you talk to job seekers about career opportunities in your local area.
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Hear from the Women Who are Forging Successful Careers in Today’s Modern Supply Chain Sector

Online Courses

The following courses are designed to raise awareness about supply chain and logistics, an often poorly misunderstood sector. They aim to encourage school leavers, job seekers and career changers to consider a career in this exciting sector, optimise their employability and prepare them for work in a safe and inclusive work environment.

These open access resources are an important part of the Supply Chain Talent Pipeline and complement the intensive workshop program.

Become career ready for a job in supply chain.

For anyone interested in a career in supply chain.

The role of data analytics in supply chain.

For jobseekers and career changers.

What to expect from a safe and inclusive workplace.

For job seekers and career changers

Why understanding the numbers can support career progression

For jobseekers and career changers.

How to make the most of your transferable skills to secure a career in the supply chain.

For students and career advisors.

Schools Program

Designed for career advisors and students in years 10-12.

In-Person Course

Are you interested in joining an intensive training program designed for potential employees?
The workshop includes visits to local supply chain workplaces and is no cost to participants
For more information contact:
SCTP Program Manager

Supply Chain Jobs

Whether you are looking for your first job or wanting to advance your career opportunities, there’s never been a better time to explore an exciting career in the supply chain industry. Over the next 5 years employment in supply chain is expected to grow by nearly 50,000 jobs.

The industry is dynamic and expanding and includes shipping, mining, industrial, construction, fast moving consumer goods, and retail sectors, with roles in procurement, manufacturing, planning, sourcing logistics and delivery.

There is great scope for career progression within supply chain companies, with transferable skills allowing you to experience working in different areas of the supply chain throughout your career.

Geelong Careers

Geelong Careers is a one-stop-shop digital jobs platform empowering employers and job seekers with a valuable jobs matching service across many trending industries.

SW Skills and Jobs Centre

Whether you are ready to enter the workforce, start training, or considering re-skilling, the SW Skills and Jobs Centre is a great place to start your career journey in supply chain.

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VIC VICE Virtual Reality Platform

Through the VIC VICE Virtual Reality Platform students are able explore the world of work, including careers in transport and logistics.

VIC VICE has worked with local company CottonOn to give students a virtual glimpse into a future supply chain career, developing a simulated tour of Cotton On’s $40 million purpose-built  distribution centre. Students can observe operations, equipment and processes, and gain first-hand understanding of how supply chain works in practice all through a virtual, interactive and immersive virtual reality experience.

GRLLEN has purchased VR headsets to open up the virtual supply chain career experience to as many local students as possible.

Let’s Talk!

If you have any questions or need guidance, get in touch with our team below.