The role of the Department of Employment (the department) is to develop and implement policy and programmes to deliver the Australian Government's agenda to create more jobs and great workplaces. This is achieved by: - creating a productive and competitive labour market through employment policies and programmes which increase Australia's workforce participation - facilitating jobs growth through policies which promote fair, productive and safe workplaces - strong and effective network and corporate function which works collaboratively with partners to build capability, support delivery and enhance accountability to ensure the positive reputation of the Department. The Department has entered into an arrangement with the Department of Education with each department contributing people and other resources into a Shared Services Centre which maximises the effective use of transactional and operational corporate resources.
Appropriations 2406028000
Departmental expenses 386821000
Average staffing level 1949
10-14 Mort Street
Canberra ACT 2601


Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Social Security and Welfare;Other Economic Affairs

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    18 September 2013

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 9880, Canberra ACT 2601

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