The Department of Employment and Workplace Relation’s (DEWR) aim is to maximise the ability of unemployed Australians to find work, to support strong employment growth and improved productive performance of enterprises in Australia.

They achieve these aims by developing and implementing policies and programs that support an effectively functioning labour market, increasing workforce participation for all Australians of working age and supporting workplaces with higher productivity and higher pay.

Programs and support services that are directed towards achieving those outcomes include:

  • New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NIES)
  • Indigenous Self Employment Program AusIndustry (Aust Gov)