The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) Annual Report 2017–18 is an integral part of our corporate governance framework. It is a key tool in ensuring we are accountable to stakeholders, the Queensland Parliament and the community about our objectives.

This report details our achievements, performance and financial position for the 2017–18 financial year. It aligns with the former departments’ Strategic Plans 2017–21, those being the Department of Education and Training, Queensland Treasury and the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games (DTESB), as well as the DESBT Service Delivery Statements (SDS).

It also provides information on our future direction, people management and corporate governance.

In addition, the department has 3 government bodies that it reports upon:

  • The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) Ltd Board
  • Queensland Small Business Advisory Council
  • Jobs Queensland

View the reporting on government bodies.

The PDF version of this report is available on the Queensland Government publications website.

For enquiries about this annual report, contact the Director, Strategy and Governance, Corporate Services on +61 7 3719 7898 or

More information on the Queensland Government Open Data website

Several annual reporting requirements for this year are addressed by publishing information on the Queensland Government Open Data website. These are:

  • consultancies
  • overseas travel
  • Queensland Language Services Policy.

Last updated 28 September 2018

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