ABN Lookup provides access to the publicly available information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN).
Information about providing up to 510 hours of free English lessons to eligible adult migrants and humanitarian entrants.
AusIndustry delivers programs to help existing and new Australian businesses innovate, grow and succeed.
The Assessment Subsidy for Overseas Trained Professionals program (ASDOT) assists financially disadvantaged, overseas trained professionals. It provides financial support to cover the cost of assessments and/or examinations which must be passed to qualify for employment in certain professions in Australia.
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 job seekers who experience barriers to skilled employment gain 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.
Links to the Department's budget information and Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) is a free service that helps businesses find the licences, permits, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines they need to meet their compliance responsibilities.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Program (CSP) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas, with costs associated with higher education.
Search the Course Search for courses offered by eligible Australian higher education providers (universities and other institutions). Find out about the cost and the minimum entrance requirements.
This directory contains details for federal, state, territory and local governments and for business associations. You can search by the name of an organisation, by key words or you can choose from an alphabetical list.
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.
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.
Search for events relevant to business and industry by date, state or relevant AusIndustry program.
Expanding your market can bring benefits to business, but successful exporting needs careful planning and commitment. This page links to information about customs requirements for exports; quarantine controls on exports; financial assistance for exporters; information on exporting and developing 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.
business.gov.au provides links to a range of business-related government statistics and resources both nation-wide and for your state or territory.
Grants and other funding programs are available from the federal, state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils. This page provides an alphabetical listing of grants and other assistance available for starting and expanding a small business, research and development, innovation and exporting.
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.
When running a home-based business there are a wide range of government requirements that may apply. This page links to 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.
Good financial management is critical to the ongoing success of your business. When you're starting out, find out how much funding you need, where you can get it and how to manage your financial arrangements.
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.
Index page to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education annual reports. Reports are available in PDF or HTML format.
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. This page links to 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.
The LPG Vehicle Scheme provides grants for the LPG conversion of a registered motor vehicle or the purchase of a new vehicle fitted with LPG prior to first registration, subject to eligibility criteria.
The Legal Help Guide for Small Business provides an overview of legal issues and links to other organisations for more information and legal assistance.
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 - Creating an emergency management and recovery plan can help your business recover from unpredictable situations.
26 August-1 September 2013
National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential and how they contribute to a successful, modern economy. 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.
The Prime Minister's and Science Minister's Prizes for Science are 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.
Research infrastructure enables Australian researchers to deliver lasting returns to the Australian community.
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 links to Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education programs for the training and skills sector, also known as vocational education and training or VET.
Investing in developing skills can benefit both staff and business. This page links to information on assessing training needs; training providers and funding and incentive schemes.
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education small business homepage. Helps small business to grow and prosper by providing advice and assistance programs with links to further information.
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.
A business with employees or contractors has tax obligations and must make superannuation payments for eligible employees. This page links to information on determining the status of workers for tax purposes; fringe benefits tax (FBT); pay as you go (PAYG) withholding; pay-roll tax and superannuation.
Selling goods and services to government is an important opportunity for all businesses. This page links to information about: tender opportunities in Australia; tender opportunities overseas; guides to successful tendering and useful resources for suppliers.
Do you have an idea for a new business venture? Proper planning is the key to turning your dreams into reality. business.gov.au provides a list of issues to consider when you're thinking of starting a business.
Trades Recognition Australia is a skills assessment service which specialises in assessments in trade occupations for the purpose of migration.
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.
The WELL Program assists organisations to train workers in English language, literacy and numeracy skills linked to job-related workplace training.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Keep up to date with latest business news, search for an ABN, find information on a wide range of business topics.
Are you new to business? To help you get started, the Australian Government has developed a 'Starting your business checklist' covering many of the basic issues you need to consider. The checklist will be updated on a regular basis; please check that you have the latest version.