Department of Employment

Department of Employment

The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Job Services Australia

  • Provide tailored assistance for job seekers
  • Provide early assistance to the most disadvantaged job seekers
  • Meet the skills needs of employers
  • Enhance opportunities for work experience, including improvements to Work for the Dole and Green Corps
  • Introduce a more work-like compliance system
  • Streamline programs and processes to reduce the burden of administration and red tape, to cut costs for service providers.

Job Services Australia (JSA) provides job seekers with support to help them find a job. Employers are able to use Job Services Australia to find staff to meet their recruitment needs.

Job Services Australia is delivered by a network of organisations funded by the Australian Government to provide employment services to job seekers and employers. JSA providers are a mix of large, medium and small, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in delivering services and support for job seekers and employers.

Job Services Australia providers offer personalised support to help job seekers to find a job. They also connect job seekers with a range of government initiatives, including training programmes, that help them gain the skills to get and keep a job.

Generation Success - youth employment initiative

Generation Success is an industry led initiative aimed at drawing employer’s attention to youth unemployment in Australia, and providing practical tips and advice to support employers, young people as well as parents and educators.


The Experience+ initiative supports mature-age people to participate in the workforce.
Mature-age workers and job seekers can get help to look for work including access to free career advice; and employers can get assistance to develop workplace practices that assist them to employ mature-age workers and to keep them working in their business for longer.

Experience+ offers a range of services to support employers and mature-age workers and eligible mature-age job seekers aged 45 years of age and over.

Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP)

The Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) is an entry-level employment and development programme for Indigenous Australian people who are interested in working in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Workplace Relations in Australia

The Australian Government’s national workplace relations system protects the pay and conditions of workers, provides for productive and flexible workplace arrangements and promotes and supports safer working arrangements.
This information has been sourced from the Department of Employment and was current at time of publication.