Employment services evaluations

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About evaluations

Evaluation is the systematic and impartial assessment of a policy or program. Evaluations aims to inform future policy development, drive continuous improvement and innovation, and contribute to transparency and accountability.

Employment services evaluations typically assess program and policy appropriateness, efficiency and whether outcomes are being delivered as intended, generating evidence to inform decision-making and continuous improvement.

Our evaluations focus on gathering accurate and meaningful evidence and insights through:

  • analysing departmental administrative data
  • surveys of employment services providers, job seekers, employers, and other stakeholders
  • interviews and focus groups
  • analysis of other available data

Evaluation reports

The evaluation reports are ordered by approximate year, with the most recent first. Where available, and not included in the evaluation report itself, key findings and departmental responses are also included.

We aim to provide documents in an accessible format. If you're having problems accessing any of these documents, please contact us for help.

2022

Local Jobs Program 2020–2022 Evaluation

2021

Career Transition Assistance Program 2019–2021 Evaluation Report

New Employment Services Trial Evaluation Phase 1 Report

ParentsNext 2018–2021 Evaluation Report

Skills and Training Incentive 2019–2021 Evaluation Report

Transition to Work Final Evaluation Report

Transition to Work Final Evaluation Summary of key findings

2020

Online Employment Services Trial (OEST) Evaluation

Online Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI) Trial Evaluation

2019

Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Initiative 2016–2019 Evaluation Report

Youth Jobs PaTH Evaluation

2018

Evaluation of jobactive final report

2017

Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians Evaluation

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job Evaluation Report

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job Evaluation Key Findings

2016

The Evaluation of jobactive Interim Report

The Tasmanian Jobs Programme Evaluation Report

The Tasmanian Jobs Programme Evaluation Key Facts

The Tasmanian Jobs Programme Evaluation Departmental Response

2015

Evaluation of Work for the Dole 2014–2015

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2009–2012 Report

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2012–2015 Report

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2009–2015 Departmental Response

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2009–2012 Evaluation Strategy

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2009–2012 Key Findings

The Evaluation of Job Services Australia 2012–2015 Key Findings

2014

Job Services Australia Quality Standards Pilot Evaluation Report

2012

Employment Pathway Fund Evaluation Chapter 1: Introduction

Employment Pathway Fund Evaluation Chapter 3: Reverse Marketing

2009

Job Network Evaluation Stage Two: Progress

Job Network Evaluation Stage Three: Effectiveness

2006

Active Participation Model Evaluation Report