About the Department

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The Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly Department of Jobs and Small Business) is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business works to two Ministers. Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, and The Hon Steve Irons MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships.

Secretary Kerri Hartland and the deputy secretaries are responsible for the delivery of the department’s services.

Organisation Chart

Corporate Plan

The 2019–20 Corporate Plan is the primary planning document which outlines the Department’s purpose, environment, performance, capability and risk management.

The plan, which is a requirement under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, will be reported against in the Annual Report 2019–20.

Corporate plan

Strategic Plan 2017–2020

The Strategic Plan 2017–2020 sets the direction for how the Department works for the coming four years.

Strategic Plan 2017–2020

IT Strategic Plan 2018–2022

The IT Strategic Plan 2018–2022 sets the IT direction for how the Department works for the coming four years.

IT Strategic Plan 2018–2022

User-Centred Strategy

The User-Centred Strategy 2017 outlines how the Department will continue to build its user-centred capability to achieve our vision: More Jobs. Great Workplaces.

User-Centred Strategy

In addition to the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, a number of portfolio agencies help deliver the Australian Government’s workplace relations system.

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Client Service Charter

The Client Service Charter is a statement of what the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business does and the standards of service you can expect from the department. This Client Service Charter is the overarching charter for the department. Some of the department’s programmes have specific charters or feedback or complaints channels which apply to their particular business activities.

Client Service Charter

Executive Remuneration

Remuneration Paid to Executives in 2016-17 Financial Year

Remuneration Paid to Executives in 2017-18 Financial Year

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with About the Department.

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  1. Department of Employment Annual Report 2016-17- Independent auditor's report

    Created: 18 October 2017

    Independent Auditor's Report to the Minister for Employment concerning the financial statements for the Department of Employment ending 30 June 2017.

  2. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Annual Report 2018-19

    Created: 15 October 2019

    The annual report contains information on the department's activities during the 2018-19 financial year....

  3. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Privacy Policy

    Created: 13 March 2014  |  Last modified: 25 July 2019

    Provides detailed information on how the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business manages the personal information it holds.

  4. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business — Organisation Chart September 2019

    Created: 25 November 2013  |  Last modified: 10 October 2019

    This is an updated version of the department's SES organisational structure.

  5. Department of Jobs and Small Business Annual Report 2017–18- Financial Statements

    Created: 16 October 2018

    The Department of Jobs and Small Business closing financial statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes, which are available on the department's website,...

  6. Department of Jobs and Small Business Annual Report 2017–18- Independent auditor's report

    Created: 16 October 2018

    Independent Auditor's Report to the Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education and the Minister for Jobs, Industrial Relations and Women concerning...

  7. Department of Jobs and Small Business Enterprise Agreement 2019-2022

    Created: 8 March 2019

    The Enterprise Agreement outlines the terms and conditions of employment for employees covered by the agreement.

  8. Department of Jobs and Small Business Procedures for Dealing with Public Interest Disclosures

    Created: 22 January 2014  |  Last modified: 24 May 2018

    Department of Jobs and Small Business Procedures for Dealing with Public Interest Disclosures.

  9. Department of Jobs and Small Business Strategic Plan 2017-2020

    Created: 27 June 2017  |  Last modified: 30 May 2018

    The Department of Jobs and Small Business Strategic Plan 2017–2020 sets the direction for how the Department works for the coming four years.

  10. Departmental File List – 1 January to 30 June 2016

    Created: 12 October 2016

    Procedural order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  11. Departmental File List – 1 January to 30 June 2017

    Created: 23 August 2017

    Procedural order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  12. Departmental File List – 1 July to 31 December 2016

    Created: 20 March 2017

    Procedural Order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  13. Departmental File List- 1 January to 30 June 2014

    Created: 9 September 2014

    Procedural Order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  14. Departmental File List- 1 January to 30 June 2018

    Created: 15 August 2018  |  Last modified: 30 August 2018

    The Harradine Senate order report is a listing of files created by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, between the dates of 1 January 2018 to 30 July 2018, which are not...

  15. Departmental File List- 1 July to 31 December 2017

    Created: 15 March 2018

    Procedural order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  16. Departmental File List- 1 July to 31 December 2018

    Created: 8 March 2019  |  Last modified: 12 March 2019

    The link contains a pdf and excel formatted listing of files created by the Department between the dates of 1 July and 31 December 2018 which are not exempt from reporting due...

  17. Departmental File List- July to December 2012

    Created: 27 February 2013

    The Senate passed a motion by Senator Brian Harradine containing a detailed Order for the regular tabling in the Senate of lists of departmental files.

  18. Fair Work Building and Construction- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Building and Construction regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  19. Fair Work Commission- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Commission regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  20. Fair Work Ombudsman- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Ombudsman regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  21. Financial Year 2012-13 Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts listing relating to the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

    Created: 14 August 2013  |  Last modified: 30 August 2013

    Senate Order 192, the Murray Order, requires agencies to publish a list of all Contracts contracts entered into by the agency which have not been fully performed or which have...

  22. Guide to Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information

    Created: 13 March 2014  |  Last modified: 24 July 2018

    Provides information on how individuals can access and correct their personal information held by the Department of Jobs and Small Business under the Privacy Act 1988 and the...

  23. IT Strategic Plan 2018–2022

    Created: 5 December 2018

    The IT Strategic Plan 2018–2022 sets the IT direction for how the Department works for the coming four years.

  24. jobactive print ad 1

    Created: 26 July 2016

    jobactive print advertisement 1 for the jobactive advertising campaign

  25. jobactive print ad 2

    Created: 26 July 2016

    jobactive print advertisement 2 for the jobactive advertising campaign

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