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Outcome 1

Foster a productive and competitive labour market through employment policies and programs that assist job seekers into work, meet employer needs and increase Australia’s workforce participation.

The department measures its progress towards achieving Outcome 1 against nine employment services objectives:

  • Job seekers find and keep a job.
  • Job seekers move from welfare to work.
  • Job seekers meet their mutual obligations.
  • jobactive organisations deliver quality services.
  • jobactive—overall program measure.
  • Help people to create their own job through self-employment.
  • Support parents to build their work-readiness.
  • Support Indigenous prisoners prepare to find employment and reintegrate back into the community.
  • Help young people move into work or education.

Outcome 2

Facilitate jobs growth through policies and programs that promote fair, productive and safe workplaces, and facilitate the growth of small business.

The department measures its progress towards achieving Outcome 2 against four objectives:

  • The Fair Entitlements Guarantee program functions effectively.
  • Commonwealth-funded projects are undertaken by builders accredited by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.
  • The workplace relations system contributes to the productivity agenda by encouraging the adoption of flexible and modern workplace relations.
  • Increased access by small businesses to advisory services that support and enhance their digital capabilities.