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Announcement | 12 August 2020

Department of Education, Skills and Employment releases the August edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Newsroom article | 5 August 2020

Mutual obligation requirements are gradually returning from 4 August for all job seekers except those in Victoria. Find out what this means and how to avoid penalties.

Announcement | 4 August 2020

The Australian Government announced today (4 August 2020) a targeted trial in Northern Territory aimed at addressing the labour shortages affecting NT mango farmers

Announcement | 4 August 2020

From 4 August 202, Job seekers in all states and territories, except Victoria, must accept any offer of suitable paid work. Penalties may now apply if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse.

Newsroom article | 30 July 2020

School students can learn how to crack a code, build Lego using algorithms, create a virtual pet, and write a computer program under an innovative new initiative aimed at fostering the cyber-security workers of the future.

Announcement | 28 July 2020

The Digital Skills Organisation Pilot is working collaboratively with the Australian Government, and state and territory governments, as well as Industry Reference Committees to meet Australia's future ICT skills.

Announcement | 22 July 2020

Applications for the first round of the National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program closed on the 30 June 2020.

Newsroom article | 16 July 2020

On 16 July 2020, public consultation commenced for the 2020 Review (the Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).

Newsroom article | 15 July 2020

On 15 July, World Youth Skills Day is celebrated across the world to promote the importance of young people getting the skills they need for the work of today and the future. 

Newsroom article | 13 July 2020

For three Transition to Work participants, Daniel, Ethan and Caramon, guidance from their Transition to Work providers helped set them on a course to new careers.

Newsroom article | 9 July 2020

The latest survey from the National Skills Commission reveals an increase in the number of Australian businesses that expect to increase their staffing levels in the coming months.

Announcement | 8 July 2020

The eighth meeting of the New Employment Services Trial Reference Group was held via videoconference on 18 June 2020. 

Newsroom article | 6 July 2020

Creative thinking and determination helped Amanda keep her business operating during COVID-19.

Newsroom article | 3 July 2020

Returning to work after a break due to caring responsibilities can be challenging. The new Mid-Career Checkpoint Program pilot aims to make this transition easier, by providing skills and employment assessment services, tailored career advice and coaching sessions free of charge for eligible carers who have devoted more than two years to caring responsibilities and are returning to paid employment.

Newsroom article | 2 July 2020

The first public report from the National Skills Commission provides a snapshot of the current state of Australia’s labour market.

Newsroom article | 29 June 2020

Over 600 job seekers from the New South Wales Mid North Coast explored current local job opportunities at a virtual job fair on 27 May.

Newsroom article | 26 June 2020

Education and trade links between Australia and India will be strengthened through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in vocational education and training (VET).

Newsroom article | 23 June 2020


For students looking for a job, the last thing they want to worry about is whether a prospective employer is finding it too hard to verify their skills. The reality is, in a competitive job market and with employers keen to get on with recruiting, any extra steps to check a candidate has the right skills might mean they get passed over.

Newsroom article | 22 June 2020

While attention is on the global pandemic, a lot of work is continuing to help school communities recover from the devastation of last summer’s bushfires.

Newsroom article | 18 June 2020

A Youth Jobs PaTH internship in a local dentistry has resulted in a young Maitland resident, Fred, securing a job as a dental assistant.

Newsroom article | 17 June 2020

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is continuing its release of data reports on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian businesses and their staffing levels.

Newsroom article | 16 June 2020

To help job seekers affected by the Coronavirus navigate the sudden changes in the labour market, the Job Jumpstart website has released new resources.

Announcement | 15 June 2020

The seventh meeting of the New Employment Services Trial Reference Group was held via videoconference on 14 May 2020.  

Newsroom article | 9 June 2020

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the jobs market, a suite of new services to support employers, affected workers, and job seekers has been rolled out.

One of these measures, the Jobs Hub, has recently added some new features to better connect job seekers to employers looking to hire.

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