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
- Consultation open to support international students to upskill during their studies
- Mandatory mutual obligations return for job seekers, excluding Victoria
- Expressions of interest sought for Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces
- Dorothea Mackellar 2020 award winners announced
- $62.8 million Local Jobs Program announced
- Job-ready Graduates Package draft legislation now available for consultation
- Work continues on developing the Online Formative Assessment teaching and learning resources
- Update: gradual return of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers from 4 August 2020
- 2020 IPAA Award Winner
- Launch of new Literacy Hub to support the development of vital literacy skills
- Partnership Grants program has closed
- New resources for RTOs to deliver critical skills in COVID-19 point of care testing
- Mutual obligation requirements for job seekers to be gradually reintroduced from 4 August 2020
- JobTrainer package announced
- Consultations now open: 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005
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.