The Institut Perkhidmatan Awam (IPA)
or Civil Service Institute is an important government training agency responsible for providing training and consultancy for both Government employees and the private sector.
IPA also designs short courses, updating and implementing training programmes where needed. The development and welfare of Government employees are managed by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)
or Public Services Department.
Although a high percentage of Brunei citizens are employed in the public sector, the Government continues to promote more local employment in the private sector. One example is "Local Employment Agency and Work Force Development (APTK)" under the Ministry of Home Affairs
, which not only registers local job seekers and advertises job vacancy at private sector, but also liaises with the private sector to provide special training programs and courses for school leavers.