Provides up to 510 hours of free English lessons to eligible adult migrants and humanitarian entrants.
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism annual report for 2012–13. Report is available in PDF format.
Use Grant Finder to search for arts and culture related grants that are available from government.
A number of bodies comprise Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure. These are: Standards Australia Limited; The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA); The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) and The National Measurement Institute.
Provides vulnerable job seekers who experience barriers to entering skilled employment with nationally recognised pre-vocational training, support and assistance.
Information for employers on all aspects of Australian Apprenticeships, including costs and benefits for your business and where to get more information.
Programmes include a range of advisory, information and research services to help meet individual business needs. The Single Business Service streamlines the way businesses can access industry information, grants and services.
Programmes include incentives for research and development, support for small businesses, tax and duty concessions, and assistance for industries in transition. They support invention and technology development in businesses by fostering collaboration between industry and researchers.
Provides information on a range of programmes that are no longer open to new applications, but have existing customers.
Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas, with costs associated with higher education.
Lists contact details for federal, state, territory and local government agencies, and non-government associations that may be of assistance to businesses.
Use Grant Finder to search for education and training related grants that are available from government.
Links to the business.gov.au page which provides a range of information on employee entitlements, including wages and conditions, awards and agreements, employee leave and holiday entitlements.
Employers and employees have obligations to each other. This page links to information about the different aspects involved including: hiring people; employer obligations; employee entitlements; skills development and training; complaints, disputes and employee relations and ending employment.
This report looks at how to embed innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS). It looks at how agencies, teams, individuals and those external to the public service can play a role in fostering innovation and at what in the current framework needs to change so that the innovative potential of the APS can be realised.
Provides information on Australian Government policies and programs relating to energy. Covers industrial energy efficiency, clean energy, energy markets, energy security, international engagement and energy facts, statistics and publications.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and other apps - How much will it cost to power? - Find out fast before you buy your new appliance.
Sets out a strategic policy framework to address the challenges in our energy sector and position Australia for a long term transformation in the way we produce and use energy.
Supports the establishment of standards, programs and innovative practices to improve energy efficiency and provides Australian households and businesses with economical solutions to live and work more sustainably.
Compare details including energy efficiency and star ratings for a range of electrical appliances that carry an energy label. Lists residential, commercial and industrial products which have been registered for minimum energy performance standards (MEPS).
Use Grant Finder to search for environment related grants that are available from government.
Find government-funded events, seminars, training courses and workshops for business held around Australia.
Information about customs requirements, government regulations, quarantine controls, financial assistance, and integrating risks into an export plan.
In Australia federal and state laws protect business and customers from unfair trading practices. This page has links to information about these topics: fair trading laws; complying with the Trade Practices Act; Codes of Practice; customer service; dispute resolution; product safety and standards; product recalls; labelling; retail leasing and warranties and refunds.
Provides links to a range of business-related government statistics and resources both nation-wide and for your state or territory.
Locate the grants and assistance programmes most relevant to your business. Grants are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories.
Provides an alternative employment arrangement for Australian Apprentices and employers whereby a Group Training Organisation (GTO) recruits potential and/or existing Australian Apprentices under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and places them with host' employers while they undertake their training.
Provides information for setting up and running a home-based business including: advice and support; planning; registration and licences for home-based businesses; taxation and insurance.
If you import goods into Australia, you need to be aware of customs and duty, import permits, quarantine permits and treatment that apply to imported goods. This page links to information on customs requirements, prohibited & restricted goods, quarantine requirements and further assistance for importers.
Indigenous Higher Education Units are located in universities around Australia. These Units provide support to Indigenous students, further Indigenous academic studies, create a network of Indigenous students and academics and provide an Indigenous presence on university campuses.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements 2014-15.
Index page to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education annual reports. Reports are available in PDF or HTML format.
Use Grant Finder to search for Information and communications related grants that are available from government.
Insurance is an essential part of running any business. This page links to information about insurance and risk management: types of insurance; insurance for home-based business and risk management.
Intellectual property (IP) is the general name given to the laws covering patents, trade marks, copyright, etc. Provides information about these different types of intellectual property: patents; trade marks; copyright; trade secrets/confidentiality; registered designs; circuit layout rights and Plant Breeder's Rights.
Applicants must have completed LPG conversions or purchased new vehicles with LPG prior to first registration on or before 30 June 2014.
This site contains key information about Australian adult literacy activity and links to a range of additional programme, professional development, resource, and research sites.
iPad and Android - A successful marketing plan can help you reach your target market. The MarketMyBiz app provides a template, handy tips and planning tools to help you achieve your business goals.
iPad and Android - Based on the business.gov.au planning guide and template, there are prompts and handy tips to help you develop a business plan that is tailored to your business.
iPad and Android - Creating an emergency management and recovery plan can help your business recover from unpredictable situations.
Provides grants for projects contributing to National Science Week
25-31 August 2014
Dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. Learning by doing is as important as academic learning – there are many paths to success.
Business owners have responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. This page links to information on: OH&S obligations; OH&S Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice; getting started with OH&S; accidents and injuries and workers compensation requirements.
Find information about getting connected, securing your website, IT training, buying and selling online, and legal and consumer obligations.
Use Grant Finder to search for primary industry related grants that are available from government.
The nation's finest awards for excellence in science and science teaching.
The Public Sector Innovation Toolkit has been developed to assist individual public servants, public sector teams and agencies wanting to increase the extent and effectiveness of their innovation efforts. Use the toolkit to learn about the innovation process, assess the strengths of an idea, get tips on putting together a business case, and more.
A forum to see what has been happening in the world of public sector innovation.
Provides information on Australian Government policies and programs relating to resources. Covers upstream petroleum, mining, enhancing Australia's resources sector, and radioactive waste management.
Provides information on Australian Government science initiatives. The Department incorporates a number of science agencies, hosts the Office of Australia’s Chief Scientist, and acts as the primary coordinator of science policy issues.
Use Grant Finder to search for science and technology related grants that are available from government.
Provides an online presence, a contact centre and a face-to-face business facilitation network to link interested businesses with relevant programmes and services. Contact 13 28 46.
Provides information on programs and services relating to post-school education and training (vocational education and training or VET). They cover assistance for industry, business and employers; assistance for individuals; assistance for trainers and practitioners; and skills recognition and international connections.
Assistance and support to help businesses get the skills they need, to be flexible and competitive in the global market.
Understanding taxes and meeting your taxation obligations can save you money. By paying the right amount you can avoid late payment penalties. You may also be entitled to exemptions. Find out about the different types of taxation, registration, deductions, payments and reporting.
Selling goods and services to government is an important opportunity for all businesses. Provides information about tender opportunities in Australia; guides to successful tendering and useful resources for suppliers.
business.gov.au provides a how-to guide and a list of issues to consider when you're thinking of starting a business.
The Training Package Development Handbook site provides National Quality Council policy for the development of Training Packages. This policy applies to all Training Packages developed and endorsed through the National Quality Council development and endorsement processes.
Assists eligible students undertaking certain vocational education and training (VET) courses of study (diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses) with an approved VET provider, to pay for all or part of their tuition costs.
Are you new to business? The 'Starting your business checklist' covers many of the basic issues you need to consider. The checklists will be updated on a regular basis; please check that you have the latest version.