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 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 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 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business delivers programs and services to support young Australians and help them to move from welfare to work.
Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job.
Paid Parental Leave scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of government-funded Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.
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.
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 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—supporting you to prepare for future employment.
This page includes useful resources for employers and seasonal workers.
Jobs Fairs aim to give people the chance to explore employment opportunities in their local community.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly the Department of Jobs and Small 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 employer...
Supporting regional employers to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.
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.
From 1 July 2018, a collaborative partnership on mature age employment will be established to encourage employers to create more mature age friendly workplaces and reduce age discrimination.
The Community Development Program (CDP) is the Australian Government’s remote employment and community development service.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) undertakes a range of digital information assurance activities to support the delivery of employment services.
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 are an on-the-ground presence that work with retrenched workers and other job seekers in specific regions to connect them with training, job opportunities and to link them with other existing support. Employment Facilitators are engaged to facilitate government initiatives...
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.
Job seekers with disability, injury, illness or other disadvantage may receive an assessment through the Australian Government to help find the most appropriate employment service assistance for them. These are called Employment Services Assessments.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) undertakes a range of purchasing activities for employment services. Information about current activities is provided below.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives trialled new, innovative approaches to help long-term unemployed young people aged 15 to 24 years to improve their skills and move toward sustainable employment. The aim of Empowering YOUth Initiatives was to inform future youth employment policies and programs.
Flexible work arrangements can support small to medium businesses to attract a diverse workforce and gain a competitive edge.