About Us

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ASSOCATION

NESA has been the 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 for-profit organisations who offer jobactive, Disability Employment Services (DES), the Community Development Program (CDP), and other complementary programs 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, program design, professional development and capacity building.

NESA is the bridge between government and the Employment Services sector.

Our Mission

To lead a sustainable, effective and diverse employment services sector through influential representation and advocacy and effective member support and capacity development. 

Our Vision

Opportunity for everyone through employment and inclusion.

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

PRACTITIONER TOOLKIT

An evolving online resource kit for employment services practitioners

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

The NESA team has

247+

years of cumulative experience
in Employment Services

Our Members

Programs delivered by our members...