The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education helps shape Australia’s future economy through skills, learning, discovery and innovation.
Together with the wider portfolio, we are working to accelerate productivity growth and secure Australia’s prosperity in a competitive low carbon global economy.
Collaboration, education and a strong science and research base are keys to success. We engage with business, research bodies, tertiary education sectors, government and the broader community to create and build economic and social benefits. Our focus is on promoting innovation across the economy and shaping the businesses, industries and workforce to turn these opportunities into outcomes.
Our Strategic Plan provides an overview of the department of Innovation's priorities for the next three years. Our strategic priorities are drawn from Powering Ideas - An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century which outlines the Australian Government’s seven National Innovation Priorities towards 2020.
The department's organisation structure is designed to ensure that we are delivering our key priorities.
There are 17 divisions within the department. Each division has responsibility for delivery of key priorities.
Dr Don Russell was appointed to Secretary of the Department on 20 June 2011. Under the direction of Dr Don Russell the department is responsible for the delivery of high quality programs and services to our stakeholders.
The department's Outcome and Program Overview Map provides an overview of the agency's three outcome statements and the program components falling under them.
We aim to provide a high standard of service to all our stakeholders. Our Service Charter explains the standard of service you can expect when interacting with us.
The department delivers programs and policies through a variety of websites. View the full listing in our website directory.
To find our more about our policies and programs or to talk to a member of staff, contact the department's switchboard or hotline.