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Generation Success - youth employment initiative

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. 

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.

Employment Facilitators

Employment Facilitators are an on-the-ground presence that work with retrenched workers in specific regions to connect them with training, job opportunities and to link them with other existing support.

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.

Time to Work Employment Service

The Time to Work Employment Service is a new national in-prison employment service targeted at adult sentenced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.

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.

Stronger Transitions

Support for the transition of retrenched workers into future jobs 

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.

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, accommodation sector in selected locations and tourism sector (the Northern...

Skill shortages

The 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 level.

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government programme 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...

International Engagement

The Department of Jobs and Small Business engages with relevant international forums such as the OECD, ILO, G20 and APEC to promote Australia’s national interests and help develop evidence-based domestic policies that support the creation of a strong and diversified Australian economy.

General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme (GEERS)

The Australian Government provides assistance to people owed certain outstanding employee entitlements following the liquidation or bankruptcy of employers, this help is available through the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG).

Launch into Work program

Do you have vacancies within your organisation? ...

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.

Place Based Approaches trial in Yarrabah

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

Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI)

The JSCI (also known as the ‘Job Seeker Snapshot’) is a questionnaire used to: ...

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.

Flexible work arrangements for small to medium businesses

Flexible work arrangements can support small to medium businesses to attract a diverse workforce and gain a competitive edge.

G20 Employment

The Group of Twenty (G20) is the leading forum for international economic cooperation. Each year G20 Leaders and Ministers meet to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy. ...

Priority Employment Area Initiative

The Priority Employment Area Initiative, including Local Employment Coordinators (LECs), ended on 30 June 2014.

Skills and Training Incentive

The new Skills and Training Incentive will start on 1 January 2019 to assist older Australians to update their skills and stay in the workforce.

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.

Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment. It is designed to support young people to gain the employability skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It also supports employers to host internship placements and provides them with incentives when they take on...

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