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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

A FREE EVENT - SPONSORED BY AWARE SUPER

CFO FORUM

Tue 9 Jul 2024
9.30am - 3.30pm AEST
388 George Street, Sydney

With the sponsorship of our industry partner, Aware Super, we are offering your hardworking CFOs and financial controllers a free one-day forum to learn about the purchasing landscape and build capability in financial modelling for employment services with the assistance of KPMG Director, Dave Talbot.

MORE INFORMATION

LEADERSHIP FORUM

NESA Leadership Forum - Post Budget Employment Priorities and Strategy

Tue 30 Jul 2024
9.15am - 3.00pm AEST
PARKROYAL Hotel, Melbourne Airport

Assistant Minister  Andrew Leigh MP will be attending in his stead and will present on Budget initiatives relating to employment services and future directions proposed for the sector. We will also be joined by the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash who will be speaking to us about the opposition’s priorities.

REGISTER NOW – NESA MEMBERS ONLY

conference

NESA National Conference 2024

15 - 17 Oct 2024
ALL DAY EVENT
Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane

NESA’s Annual National Conference will once again be held at the Sofitel in sunny Brisbane on the 15 – 17 October. While we are still finalising the program, you can expect there will be a high calibre line up of Australian and international leaders to both inform and stimulate discussions surrounding the critical issues facing Australian employment services today. Stay tuned for further updates! MORE INFORMATION

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

3.9%

Australian unemployment rate (15+)

AS OF MAR 2024

573,000

Unemployed Australians (15+)

AS OF MAR 2024

14,259,800

Employment rate (15+)

AS OF MAR 2024

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.