If you are a jobseeker who can work in regional or South East Queensland you may be able to access support to help you get back to work. The Back to Work Employment Package (Back to Work) provides support for employers to take on new employees in regions that are doing it tough.

It also provides an opportunity for jobseekers to upskill and retrain for jobs to keep pace with a changing Queensland economy.

 

Back to Work Regional Queensland

 

Eligible Employees

An eligible employee for the Employer Support Payments:

  • Must be a permanent resident of Australia and their principal place of residency is in Queensland and
  • Was unemployed for at least four weeks directly prior to commencing with the eligible employer and
  • Has not worked for the eligible employer in the 12 months directly prior to commencing employment with the eligible employer and
  • Commenced employment with the eligible employer between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive) and
  • At the time the initial payment application is made, has been in paid employment with the eligible employer for at least four weeks but not more than 12 weeks and
  • Is not a full-time student and
  • Must not have displaced any existing workers and
  • If the employee has a disability, must be engaged in mainstream employment.

All eligible employees for Youth Boost Payments:

  • Must meet all of the criteria for the Employer Support Payment except for the timeframes for commencement of employment (see below) and
  • Must be over the age of 15 years and below the age of 25 years on the date they commenced employment with the eligible employer (but can turn 25 during the period of their employment) and
  • Commenced employment between 1 December 2016 and 31 October 2017 (inclusive).

For further information on eligibility criteria and definitions, please refer to the explanatory notes in the Back to Work Regional Guidelines for Funding and Terms and Conditions.

 

Back to Work South East Queensland

 

Eligible Employees

 

An eligible employee for the Employer Support Payments:

  • Must be a permanent resident of Australia and their principal place of residency is in Queensland and
  • Was unemployed for at least 52 weeks directly prior to commencing employment with the eligible employer and
  • Has not worked for the eligible employer in the 12 months directly prior to commencing employment with the eligible employer and
  • Commenced employment with the eligible employer between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive) and
  • At the time the initial application is made, has been in paid employment with the eligible employer for at least four weeks but not more than 12 weeks and
  • Is not a full-time student and
  • Must not have displaced any existing workers and
  • If the employee has a disability, must be engaged in mainstream employment.

An eligible employee for Youth Boost Payments:

  • Must meet all of the criteria for an Employer Support Payment except for the required period of unemployment (see below) and
  • Was unemployed for at least four weeks directly prior to commencing employment with the eligible employer and
  • Must be over the age of 15 years and below the age of 25 years on the date they commenced employment with the eligible employer (but can turn 25 during the period of their employment).

For further information on eligibility criteria and definitions, please refer to the explanatory notes in the Back to Work South East Queensland Guidelines for Funding and Terms and Conditions.

Learn more about Back to Work South East Queensland here.

 

 

Jobseeker Officers

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers will help jobseekers or those at risk of losing their jobs to navigate the training system, to get career advice that helps them to find a job that suits them and training that is linked with real jobs in the region. They will:

  • help jobseekers to determine their individual skills as well as services and supports which may be of assistance
  • provide independent advice on career and training opportunities
  • help jobseekers navigate the training system and link them with training connected with jobs in the region
  • work effectively with new employees through the first year of employment.

 

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

 

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 new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. If you want to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost you will need to be assessed by a Back to Work Jobseeker Officer. These Officers can also provide advice about other training options that may be available to you.

Find your Back to Work Jobseeker Officer here.

Fact Sheets

 

Hire Me – Back to Work Regional Youth Boost Payment

Hire Me – Back to Work Regional Employer Support Payment

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost – Back to Work Regional

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers will be based in local communities to help jobseekers, or those at risk of losing their job to navigate the training system and get career advice that helps them find a job that suits them and training that is linked with real jobs in their region.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers will be progressively employed across regional areas from 1 July. Find contact details for your Back to Work Jobseeker Officer.

Your eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost will be assessed by a Back to Work Officer, but you may be eligible if you:

We encourage you to apply if you are:

  • are a young jobseeker
  • are a mature aged jobseeker
  • are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander jobseeker
  • a person with a disability.

If you are eligible for funding through the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost we will subsidise the costs of your accredited training.

This program is designed to make training affordable for you, however you will need to pay some of your training costs. Your Back to Work Jobseeker Officer will talk to you about costs before you register for training.

For more information talk to your local Back to Work Jobseeker Officer. Find your local Jobseeker Officer here.