Evaluation of jobactive

jobactive was the Australian Government’s previous employment service model that commenced on 1 July 2015, it replaced Job Services Australia 2012-2015 (JSA 2012) employment services model. It was replaced by Workforce Australia on 1 July 2022.

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This is a historical record of how the stated objectives of jobactive were being met. Further detail on the aims and scope of the evaluation of jobactive can be found in the evaluation strategy.

Interim Report

The interim evaluation report investigates the initial stage of job seeker participation in the jobactive, including the impacts of transition arrangements and Work for the Dole. This evaluation incorporates comparative analysis of administrative data from early in the jobactive contract and a similar period in the JSA 2012 contract, as well as analysis of stakeholder feedback.

A summary of the key findings of the interim evaluation report is also available, along with the Departmental Response to the report.