This report presents data on open employment services and their clients funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, in 1995.

Data were collected via a new system-the National Information Management System (NIMS) for open employment services. The design of the system originated with service providers wishing to improve and share management information and to collate national data. Front-end software captures data for local use and transmission for central collation. The development and implementation of the system were financially supported by the Department. The Institute became  involved during the implementation phase and is now Data Manager of the system, working alongside an independent Industry Development Manager representing service providers in the ongoing use and development of the system.