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

Back to Work Support Payment

Back to Work Support Payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed job seeker from the identified target groups.

Subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility criteria apply.

Back to Work Support Payment details

 

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.

Youth Boost Payment details

Small Business Support Pool

The Small Business Support Pool is available to small business employers who have been approved for a Back to Work Incentive Payment and need assistance to support and retain their employees.

Eligible employers can access a $2000 payment to support and retain their employees.

Subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility criteria apply.

Small Business Support Pool details

Small Business Short Courses

Short micro-credential courses available to support employers who are participating in the Back to Work program.

Back to Work is developing a range of short courses in partnership with TAFE Queensland that will be available to employers who participate in the Back to Work program.

These courses will provide additional skills and build confidence for small business employers to encourage retention of their employees.

Courses that are currently available include Effective Workplace Leadership and Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing. Further courses will continue to be rolled out through 2022 including:

  • Recruiting for the Role
  • Communicating Effectively with People with Disability
  • Cultural Capability Training
  • Cultural Inclusivity – Working Together Effectively

Learn more at Small Business Short Courses 

 

Back to Work Teams

The Back to Work program has teams based throughout Queensland who can provide local support to employers and job seekers. 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 job seekers. They provide advice and guidance on how to apply for the Back to Work program and advice on employee retention tools and options of other available government assistance.

 

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers work with job seekers or those at risk of losing their jobs, providing independent advice and access to services, tools and support that may be of assistance.

Looking to upskill or retrain?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Plus (C3GPlus) 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 C3GPlus.

If you think your employee could benefit from the C3GPlus, 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 by 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. From 1 July 2019, a certified copy of the employer’s ID must be included as evidence for all applications.

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

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