News | 14 February 2018

Department of Jobs and Small Business releases the February edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

News | 22 January 2018

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash today announced work is commencing on shaping future employment services when the current arrangements end in mid-2020.

News | 22 January 2018

Applications are now open for the Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020.

News | 21 December 2017

The Employment Services Purchasing Hotline will be closed from 12.00 noon (Canberra time) Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen at 9.00 am (Canberra time) Tuesday 2 January 2018.

News | 19 December 2017

The Government has lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s 2016-17 Annual Wage Review to be considered by the Expert Panel.

News | 27 November 2017

Job Jumpstart is a new Government website that enables young people to take control of their job search and career planning.

News | 20 November 2017

The Department encourages and responds to customised data requests from external stakeholders. In the interest of an evidence-based understanding of issues pertaining to the content of enterprise agreements and wider access by the public to Workplace Agreements Database (WAD) data from December 2017, the Department will make the data prepared for the customised requests available to other parties on request. A monthly list of customised data will be published on the Workplace Agreements Database page. The original requestor’s information or the purpose of the request will not be published. The Customised data request form has been amended to this effect.

News | 20 October 2017

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

News | 12 September 2017

New measures to increase access to the Seasonal Worker Programme for employers and seasonal workers have been announced by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP at the Pacific Islands Forum in Apia, Samoa.

News | 12 September 2017

A Discussion Paper is now open for comment on the ParentsNext National Expansion.

News | 28 August 2017

As part of the Government's Working Age Payment Reforms, a Career Transition Assistance Program will be trialled in five regions around Australia, before being rolled out nationally from July 2020.

News | 7 August 2017

A consultation paper was released for comment on the Prison to Work – Employment Service Offer on 7 August 2017.

News | 30 June 2017

News | 11 May 2017

For the first time the Department of Employment has released jobactive caseload data on youth, Indigenous and refugee job seekers. The data will help businesses to find and recruit a diverse local workforce and improve employment opportunities for vulnerable job seekers.

News | 9 May 2017

On Tuesday 9 May the Treasurer the Hon Scott Morrison handed down the 2017–18 Budget.

News | 4 April 2017

Australian Training Awards 2017 Applications now open advertising

The Australian Training Awards has provided national recognition to individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their outstanding contribution to Australia’s VET system since 1994.  

News | 1 March 2017

The Government has announced 21 organisations were successful in their applications to deliver the second round of Empowering YOUth Initiatives.