Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed jobseekers.

 

 

 

Employer Support Payment

Employer Support Payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker.

Subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility criteria apply.

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Youth Boost Payment

Youth Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible young unemployed jobseeker, aged between 15-24 years.

Subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility criteria apply.

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Mature Aged Worker Boost Payment

Initial applications are no longer being accepted for Mature Aged Worker Boost payments. Employers may be eligible for Employer Support Payments.

Second and final payment claims for approved applications for Mature Aged Worker Boost Payments will continue to be processed. Employers will be sent a reminder as claims become due.

 

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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 here.

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 support that may be of assistance
  • Provide independent advice on career and training opportunities.

Looking to upskill or retrain?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification, but need or want new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers can provide advice on training options available and provide assessment for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost.

If you think your employee could benefit from the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost, contact your local Back to Work Jobseeker Officer by clicking here.

 

Important information about submitting applications

Applications for Back to Work payments must be made the employer, not an agent or other party. This is because the employer needs to agree to the terms and conditions of the Back to Work Program.

Initial payment applications must be received within eight weeks of the employee completing four weeks of continuous employment.

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