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jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia. ...

Wage subsidies

Wage subsidies are a financial incentive to encourage employers to hire eligible participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to the initial costs of hiring a new employee. Wage subsidies can help to build a business and give employers greater flexibility in their hiring options.

Restart - help to employ mature workers

Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.


The Department of Education, Skills and Employment delivers programs and services to support young Australians and help them to move from welfare to work.

Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS

People interested in starting their own business or existing micro-business owners who need help to refocus their business during COVID-19 may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience, give back to the community and can help them find a job.

Insurance arrangements for Employment Services activities

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the Department) purchases insurance for participants undertaking approved Employment Services activities, and combined liability insurance for job seekers and hosts of approved Employment Services activities and Community Support Projects.

Job Outlook

Job Outlook is your online guide to careers and trends in the jobs market. It can help you find careers that match your interests, experience or skillset, and has the information you need to make a decision in your job search, study or training pathway.

Labour Market Information Portal

The Labour Market Information Portal is an online resource that brings together data, reports and insights to help you better understand your local labour market.

Local Jobs Program

The Local Jobs Program runs to 30 June 2022 in 25 regions throughout Australia. It brings together expertise, resources and access to funding at the local level to focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways for people in each region.  The program is part of supporting Australia...

Mature Age Hub

Life expectancy for Australians has increased over 30 years in the past 100 years. This longer life expectancy means we can, and are, working longer.

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) offer finance and support to eligible social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)

Changes to the Indigenous Opportunities Policy (IOP) On 1 July 2015 the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) replaced the Indigenous Opportunities Policy (IOP).

Connections for Quality

Connections for Quality displays information about employment services providers on the Australian JobSearch website, this includes how a provider can help job seekers and employers in their local area. ...


ParentsNext is an Australian Government support program to help you plan your next steps towards study or work.

Jobs Fair

About Jobs Fairs Jobs Fairs are free events that are conducted face-to-face or online by the Australian Government. These events are a great way for job seekers to connect with local employers to discuss current opportunities in their region.

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (formerly the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) regularly reviews the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they are responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia. These lists underpin a range of...

Career Revive

Supporting regional employers to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.

Career Transition Assistance

The Career Transition Assistance program is designed to help mature-age job seekers to build their confidence and skills to become more competitive in their local labour market.

Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment

The Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment (the Partnership) raises awareness of age discrimination among employers, promotes the benefits of employing older workers and helps employers to manage an age-diverse workforce.

Community Development Program (CDP)

The Community Development Program (CDP) is the Australian Government’s remote employment and community development service.

Digital Information Assurance / IT Security Compliance

The department undertakes a range of digital information assurance activities to support the delivery of employment services.

Employment Assistance Fund (EAF)

The EAF gives financial help to eligible people with disability and mental health conditions and employers to buy work-related modifications, equipment, Auslan services and workplace assistance and support services.

Employment Facilitators

Employment Facilitators are an on-the-ground presence that support the delivery of the Local Jobs Program by bringing together key stakeholders including employers, employment service providers, and higher education and training organisations to work collaboratively.

Employment Research and Statistics

The Australian Government undertakes research and analysis of employment trends across Australia to support government policy development. Employment related research in the areas of skill shortages, recruitment experiences, labour and skills needs and industry and employment trends is available.