Department of Jobs and Small Business
Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department
The Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
Our vision — More Jobs. Great Workplaces. — is built on the Government’s plans for stronger economic growth.
Employment is central to the Australian way of life. Having a job provides financial security throughout life and enhances self-esteem, social skills and self-confidence. A great workplace is productive — people contribute to the best of their ability and skills and are able to do their jobs safely. Employees and managers are engaged and motivated to look for better ways to do their work.
By providing evidence based policy advice and delivering programs to improve the performance of labour markets, the Department helps more job seekers into work and promotes fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces of all sizes that facilitate stronger job growth.
The Department works on programs such as jobactive, Transition to Work, Youth Jobs PaTH, Empowering YOUth Initiatives and ParentsNext. The Department also administers the Fair Entitlements Guarantee and Recovery Programmes and the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme.