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 Jobs and Small Business delivers programs and services to support young Australians and help them to move from welfare to work.
Individuals who are interested in running a new small business may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.
The Government’s Small Business Policy is now administered by Department of Jobs and Small Business, due to the Administrative Arrangements Order introduced on December 20, 2017. Previously Small Business Policy was administered by the Treasury.
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.
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 helps eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children go to school. It now operates in all non-remote areas of Australia.
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 Jobs and Small Business (the department) undertakes a range of purchasing activities for employment services. Information about current activities is provided below.
Career Transition Assistance is a new initiative to help mature age job seekers build their confidence and become more competitive in their local labour market.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultations or provided a submission on the Public Discussion Paper. The Department and Expert Advisory Panel (the Panel) are pleased to have received over 450 submissions and welcomed over 500 attendees to consultation events across Australia. The...
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.
On 1 July 2015 the Community Development Programme (CDP) commenced. The Government has reformed the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) to deliver better opportunities for remote job-seekers and foster stronger economic and social outcomes in remote Australia.
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 National Disability Recruitment Coordinator service works with employers across Australia to develop job opportunities for job seekers with disability.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives support new, innovative approaches to help long-term unemployed young people aged 15 to 24 years to improve their skills and move toward sustainable employment.
Harvest Labour Services and the National Harvest Labour Information Service connect workers with employers in harvesting areas across Australia. Access to these services is not limited to people receiving income support payments.
Transition to Work is a new 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.
The Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme concluded on 30 June 2012.
Generation Success is an industry-led initiative that aims to combat youth unemployment in Australia. This page provides information for employers on how they can help young people connect with employment and work experience opportunities.