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Opportunity for everyone through employment and inclusion

We are dedicated to a vision of opportunity for all through employment and inclusion! NESA is proud to have been Australia’s peak body for the employment services sector since 1997. We represent the full range of contracted employment service providers, including not-for-profit, for-profit and public sector organisations providing services for people with disability, youth, First Nations people and communities, people with mental health issues, migrants and other disadvantaged participants.

OUR Services

Policy Papers and Submissions

Copies of our policy papers and submissions to government inquiries

Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement

Information regarding our advocacy and stakeholder engagement activities

Employment Services Institute (ESI)

Professional body dedicated to advancing practitioners’ career and professional standing

NESA Events

Provides timely information about sector-relevant events as they arise - conferences, forums and retreats

Professional Development

Our Professional Development workshop and webinar calendar

Industry Partners

Presenting members with high quality practical services and product options that support business and operations

Employment Services Workforce Survey

Information regarding our biennial Employment Services Workforce Survey

Capacity Building

Consulting and capacity building projects that complement our member services and advocacy

International

NESA has a team of expert advisors who are able to work alongside governments and organisations providing advisory services in policy design and implementation

NESA PD AND EVENTS

LEADERSHIP FORUM

CEO & Leadership Post Budget Forum May 2024

20 - 21 May 2024

9.00am AEST

NESA anticipates the 2024 – 2025 Federal Budget will include significant measures for the employment services sector.

This 2 Day forum will include various speakers offering insight into the measures outlined in the Budget and their potential significance and impact on employment services and opportunities for participants to exchange views on the implications for our sector.

Subject to Confirmation – Proposed dates 20 & 21 May – Sydney

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conference

NESA First Nations Employment Conference 2024

18 - 19 June 2024
Pullman Cairns International
Gimuy Walubara Yidinji

Important conversations and strong, connected voices are important in shaping the future of First Nations Employment. Our conference program will provide opportunities to have these important conversations and connections, in addition to hearing from some of Australia’s leading First Nations experts in policy, service design and evidence.

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CONFERENCE

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 ANNUAL REPORT 2022-23

NESA's 2022-23 Annual Report is live!

The theme of the report is “Employment Services Transformed Impact Through Co-Design and Partnership ”

NESA Publications

MEET OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

3.8%

Australian unemployment rate (15+)

AS OF DEC 2023

565,300

Unemployed Australians (15+)

AS OF DEC 2023

14,246,000

Employment rate (15+)

AS OF DEC 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.