Department of Employment,
Small Business and Training


We deliver employment programs to get people back to work, support business to employ, and assist jobseekers.

Back to work Jobs now, jobs for the future

Small Business

We help small business to start, grow and employ, by simplifying service delivery and connecting small business to opportunities.

Office of Small Business


We offer world class training, and ensure our training system aligns with Queensland's employment, skills and economic priorities.


Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development

Shannon Fentiman MP

Shannon is committed to the creation and protection of quality jobs in Queensland, and is a passionate advocate for quality education and training opportunities for all members of the community.

Delivering the government's commitment to creating jobs for Queenslanders and supporting local businesses to reach their full potential are Shannon's main priorities as Minister.


Mary-Anne Curtis

Mary-Anne, Director-General for the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is leading the establishment of the department.

Mary-Anne brings extensive experience leading teams in policy development and advice, particularly in relation to economic and fiscal issues.

About us

Our Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (PDF, 84KB) sets out our vision to ensure all Queenslanders have the skills and opportunities to participate and prosper in the economy.

Our Disability Service Plan 2017-2020 articulates our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for Queenslanders with disability.

Contact us


13 QGOV (13 74 68)

International callers

+617 3405 0970
(+10 hours UTC)


Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
PO Box 15033
City East
Brisbane, QLD, 4002

Providing feedback or making a complaint

We encourage and appreciate feedback as it helps us shape our service delivery and values, and improve the way we achieve our goals and interact with each other.

You can submit feedback and complaints anonymously if you wish. However, please be aware that if you submit anonymously we cannot contact you to get further information or to tell you the outcome of your submission.

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Assistance with your enquiry or complaint

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service on:

  • 133 677 (TTY/Voice) or
  • 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen).

If you need an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450.

If you need any other assistance please contact us using the contact details above.

Right to information (RTI) disclosure log

The department’s disclosure log lists the scope of valid RTI applications, and provides access to information which has been released in response to completed RTI access requests.

Last updated:
2 August 2018
Last reviewed:
2 August 2018