NESA has been the leading peak body for Australia’s world-renowned contracted Employment Services sector since the sector’s creation in 1998.
We help Employment Services Providers offer their very best to job seekers – particularly to disadvantaged job seekers – as well as to employers.
Our members include not-for-profit and private organisations who offer jobactive, Disability Employment Services (DES), the Community Development Programme (CDP), and other complementary programmes such as Transition to Work (TTW). We lead, collaborate and engage with key stakeholders throughout Australia, always focussed on a holistic, positive notion of employment.
Our work continues to support Government initiatives which have made Australia into a world leader in the provision of government-contracted employment services. We deliver tailored, market-specific policy support and guidance, advisory services, programme design, professional development and capacity building.
NESA is the bridge between government and the Employment Services industry.
To lead a sustainable, effective and diverse employment services sector through influential representation and advocacy and effective member support and capacity development
Opportunity for everyone through employment and inclusion
To support the Remote School Attendance Strategy, the Australian Government has engaged NESA (National Employment Services Association) to continue the delivery of the 2017 RSAS Training Strategy Project.
The 2017 RSAS Training Project will extend its offer from previous years with the introduction of clustered leadership workshops and train-the-trainer workshops in addition to the delivery of tailored local workshops and online training. All training has been designed to supports RSAS school attendance teams to be effective in performing their roles.
For almost two decades NESA has supported both the Australian government and local organisations to become world leaders in the provision of government contracted employment services and is an active member of World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) and the OECD Local Economic and Employment (LEED) Programme.
NESA's expertise in supporting excellence in policy and programme design, implementation and practice means that we are uniquely placed to assist governments and organisations in developing or improving the delivery of local employment services, anywhere in the world.
"In today's employment market having the right policies, programmes and practice in place to support job seekers into work and to meet employer needs is more important than ever before. We at NESA are uniquely placed to support you in achieving optimal outcomes in the development and delivery of government contracted employment services - wherever you are across the globe."
-Sally Sinclair NESA CEO
NESA’s team consists of a dedicated group of professionals who have a depth and breadth of experience in employment services policy, programmes and practice through the not for profit, for profit and government sectors, as well as related areas including education and training, disability, health and Indigenous services. We embrace inclusion and diversity, with many ages and cultures represented. Over 5% of our staff are Indigenous Australians. We are proactively led by our CEO, whose own experience spans the totality of the Employment Services sector from its earliest manifestation to its current form, and our dedication and commitment enables us to provide the highest standard of representation, advocacy, support and guidance to our members, and the sector more broadly.
We work well together, sharing the goal of supporting and developing the dynamic sector that we represent in concert with our industry partners and of seeing the projects that we manage through to their best possible completion.