Our Department

The Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Our vision

More Jobs. Great Workplaces.

Employment is central to the Australian way of life. Having a job provides financial security, enabling choice of investment in housing, education and health and enhancing self-esteem, social skills and self-confidence. We want every Australian to have the opportunity to get ahead and build a better life for themselves and their families, and for employers to have confidence to grow their businesses and hire new employees.

A great workplace is a productive workplace, where people contribute to the best of their ability and skills, and are able to do their jobs safely. In a productive workplace employees and managers are engaged and motivated to look for better ways to do their work. As well as being good places to work, these workplaces are generally more efficient and profitable.

Our vision is built on the government’s plans for stronger economic growth. By providing effective advice on policies that will create jobs, help job seekers into work and encourage great workplaces, the Department of Employment contributes to building Australia’s participation and productivity.

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