Employment

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jobactive

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.

Youth

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

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.

Mature Age Employment

The Government is supporting Australians to remain in the workforce, have flexibility in their later working years and retire with security. Support is also available for employers to help hire or re-train mature age workers to benefit from their skills and experience.

Paid Parental Leave

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.

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

ParentsNext—supporting you to prepare for future employment.

Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

This page includes useful resources for employers and seasonal workers.

Jobs Fair

Jobs Fairs aim to give people the chance to explore employment opportunities in their local community.

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

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...

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

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.

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 of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (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 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...

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.

Employment Services Assessments

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.

Employment Services Purchasing Information

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

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.

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