Opportunity for everyone through employment and inclusion
NESA PD AND EVENTS
NESA's Policy Stocktake and Strategy Leadership Forum
13 Dec 2023
10.00am - 3.00pm AEDT
NESA’s Policy Stocktake and Strategy Leadership Forum will be our final Leadership Forum for 2023. A full agenda is planned with Julian Hill MP presenting on the recommendations of the Workforce Australia Inquiry followed by an informal roundtable session with Tania Rishniw, Deputy Secretary, Employment and Workforce, DEWR to hear member views on the recommendations to inform the government’s response to the Inquiry…
NESA National Conference 2023
11 & 12 Oct 2023
Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in the 2023 NESA National Conference.
Thank you to our delegates who actively engaged with presenters and colleagues in lively discussion, our thought provoking plenary speakers, our workshop facilitators and presenters for sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise and our dedicated sponsors and exhibitors.
NESA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner
11 Oct 2023
We hosted our annual Gala Awards Dinner on 11 Oct 2023. Since being implemented in 2004, the NESA Awards for Excellence have highlighted the impact of employment services in partnership with employers and participants to improving the economic and social well-being of individuals’, families’ and communities through employment inclusion…
APRIL 2023 | NESA SUBMISSION
Employment inclusion and participation are cornerstones of the economic and social health of our society. Employment participation and productivity are key drivers of economic growth, underpinning the quality of life of all Australians by enabling such things as a well-functioning health system, quality education and a strong...
MAR 2023 | SUBMISSION
Disability Employment Services (DES) plays a critical role in supporting people living with disability, injury, and health conditions to exercise their human right to work on an equal basis with others. Through DES participants are able to access technical and vocational guidance, placement services and training to assist...
FEB 2023 | SUBMISSION
NESA welcomes a review of the Disability Services Act (DSA) and recognises that it is important this legislation remains contemporary and fit for purpose so that it can continue to advance the inclusion of people with disability. NESA recognises the DSA serves as a basis to ensure Australia meets its international obligations and promotes our...
Australian unemployment rate (15+)
AS OF SEP 2023
Unemployed Australians (15+)
AS OF SEP 2023
Employment rate (15+)
AS OF SEP 2023
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROGRAMS
Employment services currently includes three major programs – Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services which supports people with disability and the Community Development Program which supports people in remote Australia.
The major employment services are supported by a range of complementary programs which provide more specialised and targeted support for cohort groups such as ParentsNext – working with parents returning to the workforce, Transition to Work – a youth focussed program, Career Transition Assistance – supporting mature aged participants, Self Employment Assistance – supporting people interested in starting their own business or refocusing an existing small business, and State based programs. These programs operate alongside the major programs.