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National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation

The National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation expired on 30 June 2013. On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

New Employment Services Model

Government employment services are being transformed to deliver better services to job seekers and employers and a better system for providers. ...

Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme

The Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme concluded on 30 June 2012.

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.

ParentsNext

ParentsNext—supporting you to prepare for future employment.

Pathway to Work

Pathway to Work is part of the Australian Government's $110 million Mature Age Employment Package announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget to help mature age job seekers become more competitive in their local labour market.

Place Based Approaches trial in Yarrabah

Information about the Place Based Approaches trial in Yarrabah, Queensland announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Regional Employment Trials Program

Recognising that some regions face challenges in terms of employment opportunities and growth, the Australian Government has introduced the Regional Employment Trials (RET) program in 10 disadvantaged regions, starting 1 October 2018.

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government program that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of full time, ongoing employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers...

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.

Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

This page includes useful resources for employers and seasonal workers.

Seasonal Worker Programme

The Seasonal Worker Programme contributes to the economic development of nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste, by providing access to work opportunities in the Australian agriculture sector and accommodation sector in selected locations.

Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS

Individuals not in employment, education or training who are interested in running their own business may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

Skill shortages

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly Department of Jobs and Small Business) carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market. The research results provide information about skill shortages at the state, territory and/or national...

Skills and Training Incentive

The new Skills and Training Incentive assists older Australians to update their skills and stay in the workforce.

Small Business

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business provides advice on small business policy issues and assists the Australian Government in developing an internationally competitive and productive environment for small businesses.

Small Business Digital Champions

Australia’s small businesses can unlock the potential of technology to revolutionise their business and extend their reach. When small businesses are digitally engaged, they are 50 per cent more likely to be growing revenue, eight times more likely to be creating jobs, seven times more likely to...

Small Business Fair

In February and March 2019 we took our Small Business Fairs to 23 locations nationally, so small business owners could visit our travelling one-stop-shop packed with advice and tips from business leaders and government agencies.

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.

Stronger Transitions

Support for the transition of retrenched workers into future jobs 

Supported Wage System

The Supported Wage System increases employment opportunities for people with disability through giving employers the opportunity to pay a productivity-based wage to people with disability.

Time to Work Employment Service

The Time to Work Employment Service is a national voluntary in-prison employment service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Transition to Work

Transition to Work is an employment service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service will provide intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.

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.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employers who give jobs to people with disability may be able to get financial help from the Australian Government. This help is available through the Wage Subsidy Scheme.

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