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. jobactive Restart doctor's surgery print ad

    Created: 22 February 2016

    Doctor's surgery print advertisement for Restart component of the jobactive advertising campaign

  2. jobactive Restart garden centre print ad

    Created: 22 February 2016

    Garden centre print advertisement for Restart component of the jobactive advertising campaign

  3. jobactive Restart out of home ad

    Created: 22 February 2016

    Out of home advertisement for Restart component of the jobactive advertising campaign

  4. Jobs and Small Business portfolio response to Senate Order 15- 2 October 2018 to 28 January 2019

    Created: 15 February 2019

    This document lists formal appointments made in the Jobs and Small Business portfolio to relevant Commonwealth bodies, along with the term of appointment, remuneration for the...

  5. Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  6. Personal Information Holdings

    Created: 13 March 2014  |  Last modified: 31 May 2017

    Forms Attachment A of the Complete Privacy Policy and provides more detail on the type of personal information held by the department.

  7. Privacy Complaint Handling Policy

    Created: 13 March 2014  |  Last modified: 15 August 2017

    Provides information on how individuals can make a privacy complaint and the procedures the department will follow in the event a privacy complaint is received.

  8. Remuneration Paid to Executives in 2016-17 Financial Year

    Created: 31 July 2017

    Remuneration Paid to Executives in 2016-17 Financial Year.

  9. Remuneration Paid to Executives in 2017-18 Financial Year

    Created: 27 July 2018  |  Last modified: 31 July 2018

    Remuneration Paid to Executives and other highly paid staff in Financial Year 2017-18.

  10. Safe Work Australia- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

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

  11. Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  12. Senate Order Listing of Dept File Titles- 1 Jan- 30 Jun 2019

    Created: 5 September 2019

    The link contains a pdf and excel formatted listing of files created by the Department between the dates of 1 January and 30 June which are not exempt from reporting due to...

  13. Signed certification statement for jobactive Restart campaign

    Created: 22 February 2016

    Signed certification statement for jobactive Restart campaign

  14. SSC Calendar Year 2013 Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

    Created: 26 February 2014

    Senate Order for the publishing of Departmental and Agency Contracts as required under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. The list of contracts below is...

  15. User-Centred Strategy 2017

    Created: 14 December 2017  |  Last modified: 7 February 2018

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

  16. Workplace Gender Equality Agency- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

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