Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations


Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Agency overview
Formed 2007
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Employees 6000
Agency executives Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
Website
www.deewr.gov.au/

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is an Australian government department. Renamed in 2007 from DEST (Department of Education, Science and Training) which in turn was renamed from DETYA (Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs), it absorbed the former departments of Education and Training, and Employment and Workplace Relations.

The Parliamentary Office Holders are:

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Scope

The Department deals with:[1]

  • Education policy and programs (such as the Building the Education Revolution and Digital Education Revolution) including schools, vocational, higher education and Indigenous education, but excluding migrant adult education
  • Education and training transitions policy and programs
  • Science awareness programs in schools
  • Training, including apprenticeships and training services
  • Policy, co-ordination and support for education exports and services
  • Income support policies and programs for students and apprentices
  • Employment policy, including employment services
  • Job Services Australia
  • Labour market and income support policies and programs for people of working age
  • Workplace relations policy development, advocacy and implementation
  • Promotion of flexible workplace relations policies and practices
  • Co-ordination of labour market research
  • Australian government employment workplace relations policy, including administration of the framework for agreement making and remuneration and conditions
  • Occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and compensation
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Work and family programs
  • Services to help people with disabilities obtain employment, other than supported employment
  • Youth affairs and programs, excluding income support policies and programs
  • Early childhood and childcare policy and programs

The department has assisted in the commercialisation of Australian remote laboratories in higher education, injecting funds into the sector, supporting the foundation of the Labshare project.

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