Please be aware that the Back to Work program will be undergoing significant program changes from 1 July 2018. Applications for some payments under the Back to Work Regional and Back to Work SEQ program will need to be finalised by 11.59pm 30th June 2018. Find out further information here.

Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

 

The Back to Work program is available in either Regional Queensland (areas outside of South East Queensland) or South East Queensland.

The region you may be eligible for is dependent on where the job you are offering is mainly located.  Each program has its own Guidelines and Terms and Conditions so it is important that you read all the information to decide whether this program is right for your business.

Please be aware that the Back to Work program will be undergoing significant program changes from 1 July 2018. Find out more here.

Back to Work - Regional Employment Package

The Back to Work – Regional Employment Package (Back to Work Regional) is a $305 million initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ regional jobseekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times.

Employer Support, Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker before 30 June 2020.*

Mature Aged Worker Boost Payments are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018.*

*Subject to the availability of funds.

Please be aware that the Back to Work program will be undergoing significant program changes from 1 July 2018. Applications for some payments under the Back to Work Regional and Back to Work SEQ program will need to be finalised by 11.59pm 30th June 2018. Find out further information here.

Back to Work Regional Employer Support, Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Boost payments are offered in the following regions:

  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • North Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • Central Queensland
  • North West Queensland
  • South West Queensland

Back to Work - South East Queensland Employment Package

The Back to Work – South East Queensland Employment Package (Back to Work SEQ) is a $27.5 million initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ long-term unemployed and unemployed youth in South East Queensland (SEQ). This program aims to facilitate unemployed jobseekers into the labour market and support them to create a strong connection to the labour force.

Employer Support and Youth Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018*

Mature Aged Worker Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018.*

*Subject to the availability of funds.

Please be aware that the Back to Work program will be undergoing significant program changes from 1 July 2018. Applications for some payments under the Back to Work Regional and Back to Work SEQ program will need to be finalised by 11.59pm 30th June 2018. Find out further information here.

Back to Work SEQ Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments are offered in the following areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Redlands
  • Logan
  • Gold Coast
  • Scenic Rim
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Somerset
  • Moreton Bay
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Noosa
  • Toowoomba

Back to Work Teams

Back to Work Teams are based throughout Queensland to support both employers and jobseekers locally. Teams include an Employer Officer, a Jobseeker Officer and in some regions a Youth Jobseeker Officer. Find your local Back to Work Team on the Contact Us page.

Back to Work Employer Officers

Back to Work Employer Officers work with employers who are considering employing local jobseekers. This includes:

  • Working directly with employers to assist and advise them in relation to the Back to Work program
  • Providing guidance on other Government supports and services available to employers
  • Representing the Back to Work program at employment industry events and meetings.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers work with jobseekers or those at risk of losing their jobs to:

  • Get career advice that helps them to find a job that suits them
  • Find training that is linked to real jobs in the region
  • Help jobseekers to determine their individual skills as well as services and supports that may be of assistance
  • Provide independent advice on career and training opportunities.

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