About us - Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

About us

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training was established following a Machinery of Government change in December 2017 which saw the new department created with the responsibilities for employment (from Queensland Treasury), small business (from the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games) and training (from the Department of Education and Training).

The creation of the new department recognises the important relationship between employment outcomes, strong small businesses and a skilled workforce to the wellbeing of Queenslanders and their communities.

Our vision

All Queenslanders to have the skills and opportunities to participate and prosper in the economy.

Our purpose

To increase economic participation by providing the trusted advice and support that enables both sustainable small business opportunities and a skilled workforce now and into the future.

Our services and initiatives play a key role in the Queensland Government's objectives for the community Our Future State: Advancing Queensland's priorities. This is achieved by supporting small business to start, grow and employ and by providing individuals with training and employment opportunities aligned with Queensland's employment, skilling and economic priorities.

Our publications

Annual Report 2017-18

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training's Annual Report outlines the financial and corporate performance of the department for 2017-18.

Strategic Plan 2018-2022

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

Disability Service Plan 2017-2020

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

Complaints Management Annual Report 2017-2018

Our Complaints Management Annual Report 2017-2018 outlines the number of customer complaints received by the department, and ensures they are managed in an accountable and transparent way.

Our Minister

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.

Our Director-General

Director-General Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, Mary-Anne Curtis

Mary-Anne is leading the establishment of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Mary-Anne brings extensive experience leading teams in policy development and advice, particularly in relation to economic and fiscal issues.

Last reviewed
04 Oct 2018
Last updated
18 Oct 2018