The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.
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From the Newsroom
- Funding for The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program provides support for students in disadvantaged communities
- New higher education integrity unit to protect students and reputation of university sector
- New resources on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19 for tertiary education
- Job-ready Graduates Package
- Transition arrangements for the end of the Early Childhood and Care Relief Package
- Additional Regional University Centres: Helping students in regional and rural Australia to gain a tertiary qualification
- Mutual obligation requirements for job seekers
- Helping Australians identify their transferable skills for new jobs
- Additional funding for Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package
- The 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005
- Read the Report: Four Week Review of the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package
- Subsidised infection control training fast-tracked for re-opening businesses
- COVID-19 - Resources for teachers and school leaders
- Mutual obligations exemptions – update
- Special Circumstances - School hygiene assistance fund
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (Employment) was consolidated with the Department of Education, to form the new Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Small business functions from Employment transferred to the new Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
Deregulation functions from Employment transferred to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
These changes took effect on 1 February 2020. This site will be updated to reflect these changes.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.