Back to Work South East Queensland

 

From 1 July 2017, the Queensland Government’s $27.5 million Back to Work South East Queensland program will provide support for employers who hire a long term unemployed or young unemployed jobseeker in the South East Queensland region.

 

Employer Support and Youth Boost Payments will be available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 (subject to the availability of funds). Learn more here.

 

Back to Work Regional Employer Support Payment

 

The Back to Work Regional Program’s Guidelines and Terms and Conditions have been updated and will take effect from 1 July 2017.

 

From 1 July 2017, each eligible employer may apply for a maximum of five Back to Work Regional Employer Support applications.

The cap of five applications applies for all new claims made for employees who commence employment from 1 July 2017, including Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments and combinations of both payment types. Once a total of five applications have been approved, no further applications can be accepted.

This cap will not apply to applications for employees commencing before 1 July 2017.

 

Youth Boost Payments

The Youth Boost payment is available for eligible jobseekers between 1 December 2016 and 31 October 2017. Visit the Youth Boost Payment page for funding and eligibility information.

 

Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions

Back to Work Regional Guidelines for Funding (from 1 July 2017)

Back to Work Regional Program Terms and Conditions (from 1 July 2017)

Back to Work Employer Support Guidelines for Funding (up to and including 30 June 2017)

Back to Work Regional Terms and Conditions (up to and including 30 June 2017)

 

Fact Sheets

Are you eligible for Back to Work Regional Queensland?

Making a Back to Work Regional application

Claiming your Second or Final Payment Back to Work Regional

Back to Work Teams

Hire Me – Back to Work Regional Employer Support Payment

Hire Me – Back to Work Regional Youth Boost Payment

Troubleshoot Technical Issues

The FAQ’s below will provide more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply. If you have further questions, please contact your local Back to Work Employer Officer.


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Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments, are designed to give businesses confidence to take on new employees in regional Queensland.  

You can apply for an Employer Support Payment 4 weeks after an eligible employee starts working with you. The employee must have started work with you on, or after, 1 July 2016. Applications for Employer Support Payments can be made using our online portal.

 

Applications are reviewed prior to approval and you may be contacted to verify details of your application. Once your application has been submitted, you can check on its status by logging into your QGrants account.

 

For further information please refer to the full program guidelines and Terms and Conditions.

Please refer to the Back to Work Regional Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for the full listing of payments available and eligibility criteria.

Please refer to the Back to Work Regional Program Guidelines for the full listing of eligibility criteria.

Please refer to the Back to Work Program Guidelines Explanatory Notes attachment.

Please refer to the Back to Work Regional Program Guidelines for a listing of eligible and ineligible apprenticeships and traineeships.

You may be eligible to receive an Employer Support Payment for an apprentice or trainee if you are not eligible for the Queensland Government’s apprentice and trainee rebate for payroll tax.

Back to Work Employer Officers help employers navigate the employment system – particularly if they are looking to recruit disadvantaged jobseekers. They work with employers to:

  • identify job opportunities and help to articulate the skills/attributes required
  • access the available supports to help fill vacancies, including working with schools, jobactive or Skilling Queenslanders for Work to identify suitable candidates
  • provide advice about available subsidies and supports and how to access them
  • provide advice about the training opportunities and pathways available to increase skills and to assist workers to adapt to a changing employment landscape; and
  • support the employer through the employment placement to foster retention, particularly of priority cohort jobseekers. 

Find your local Back to Work Employer Officer here.

Back to Work Employer Officers are based in local communities to help businesses navigate the employment system. Find contact details for your Back to Work Employer Officer.

The online application process for the Back to Work Employer Support Payment and Youth Boost Payment requires evidence that the employer, employee and job meet the eligibility criteria for the payment. This evidence must be submitted when making your online application.

It is important that evidence documents meet the eligibility criteria. Providing incorrect, out-of-date or illegible documents will cause delays to an application being processed.

All scanned items must be valid, current and legible documents and in a standard format (e.g. PDF, JPEG or Word). Documents requiring clarification or resubmission may result in delays in the application process.

Documents required at the time of application are as follows:

ABN Certificate

All registered businesses will have received an ABN Certificate at the time of registering the business. A copy of the certificate can be requested from the Australian Business Register at the  Australian Business Register website

Payslips

Payslips must meet the minimum requirement as set out by Fair Work Australia under the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Fair Work Regulations 2009. Information on the legal requirements for payslips is available through the Fair Work Australia website.

An employee must have been in paid employment for at least four weeks prior to the application being made. The payslip must prove that this eligibility requirement has been met. For example, this could be payslips for the first four weeks of employment or the most recent payslip showing year to date wages which demonstrates employment for a period of at least four weeks.

Employee ID

Proof is required of the jobseeker’s identity. Acceptable identification documents are:

  • An Australian driver licence
  • Adult proof of age card (e.g. 18+ Card)
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship certificate or
  • Passport.