Back to Work South East Queensland

From 1 July 2017, the Queensland Government’s 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 availability of funds). Learn more here.

Back to Work Regional

If you are aged 15-24 and looking for work you can include this information sheet with your resume to let potential employers know about the Youth Boost Payment.

 

If you are a jobseeker who can work in regional Queensland you may be able to access support to help get you back to work:

 

  • training and re-skilling opportunities through the Back to Work Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost.
  • a Back to Work Jobseeker Officer who will work with you to help connect you with employment and training opportunities including apprenticeship and traineeship pathways.

If you are eligible you will be able to undertake the training you need to secure a local job.

Training opportunities may include “second chance” training if you already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills because of a change in employment prospects.

To access training through the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost you will first need to meet with a Back to Work Jobseeker Officer.

After assessing your eligibility and mapping your qualifications and training needs, the Back to Work Officer will refer you to suitable training options.

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

  • have been unemployed for more than 1 year
  • are working, but are at risk of losing your job
  • are not eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee because you already hold a certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification.
  • require training aligned to local employment opportunities
  • live in regional Queensland (which excludes Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa or Toowoomba).

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 call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) and ask to talk to your local Back to Work Officer.

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.

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 Training Officer.

An employer may be eligible to receive the Employer Support Payment if you meet the following criteria:

  • you are a resident of Queensland
  • you were unemployed for at least 4 weeks directly before starting a job with the employer
  • you haven’t worked for the employer in the last 12 months
  • you started work on, or after, 1 July 2016 and have worked with the employer for at least 4 weeks.

Visit the For Employers page to find out more about eligibility.