The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) recognises the important relationship between employment outcomes, strong small businesses and a skilled workforce to the wellbeing of Queenslanders and their communities.

The EMPLOYMENT service area focuses on 

  • increasing Queenslanders’ participation in the labour market
  • increasing employment opportunities for Queenslanders 
  • assisting disadvantaged cohorts 
  • undertaking both policy and strategic engagement activities 
  • delivering key government employment programs.

The SMALL BUSINESS service area focuses on

  • ensuring small businesses can seamlessly interact with government 
  • Ensuring small businesses are better supported to start, grow and employ
  • Ensuring products and services are delivered to small business to better enable them to grow and make it easier to interact with government.