Employment, education and training services
There is a wide range of Government assistance available to help you find the right job, gain skills through tertiary education and training, get workplace experience and understand your rights at work. The information below is summary in nature and cannot fully explain the large number of available policies and programs, but more information is available on the Department of Jobs and Small Business website jobs.gov.au or you can call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260.
There is also more detailed information which allows you to further explore the Australian labour market. Some useful links are provided below.
Help finding a job or choosing a career
jobactive is the Australian Government’s free service that connects job seekers with employers, delivered by a network of jobactive providers across Australia. The jobactive website will help you to find out more about jobactive and to find your local provider. Job seekers can also call the Employment Services Information Line on 13 62 68.
Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, getting your first job, or the next step in your career. It provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections. This website provides more detailed statistical information for the occupations included in the Australian Jobs Occupation Matrix.
The Job Jumpstart website is a one-stop-shop for practical, independent and free employment planning advice.
The What’s Next? website provides a range of online resources to help workers facing retrenchment to manage the transition to their next job as quickly as possible.
Information about tertiary education and training
Provides information on apprenticeships and traineeships, including factsheets and links.
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Provides information about Australian universities, including study experiences and employment outcomes.
An online database of Vocational Education and Training options, including information about providers, courses, outcomes and fees.
Information on training packages, qualifications, courses, units of competency and Registered Training Organisations.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Provides research and statistics about Vocational Education and Training and the links between education and the labour market.
An online career exploration service which includes information on a range of career-related topics.
Understanding the labour market
Labour Market Information Portal
The Department of Jobs and Small Business’ Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.
Labour Market Research and Analysis
Presents reports prepared by the Department of Jobs and Small Business about skill shortages and information on a range of labour market issues.