Updates to the QLD State Government Back to Work Program from 1st July 2021

Back to Work Grant

Updates to the QLD State Government Back to Work Program from 1st July 2021

The Queensland State Government advise the Back to Work program will be undergoing significant program updates from 1 July 2021.

The Back to Work program provides eligible employers with access to up to $20 000 per eligible employee.  

The funding guidelines for the revitalised Back to Work program are yet to be released, here is what we know so far:

  1. As per the 2021-22 Queensland State Budget, the Back to Work program will be extended for another four years
  2. In alignment with the traditional Back to Work program, the program will continue to support Queenslanders that have experienced a period of unemployment by offering employers of eligible candidates staggered support payments
  3. It will be available to regional Queensland locations and some South-East Queensland local Government areas, exact details of those locations have not been released at the time of writing.
  4. The revitalised Back to Work program will provide support for targeted cohorts.
  5. The revitalised Back to Work program will have two types of employer incentive payments:
  • Youth Boost and the Back to Work support payment. Employers who hire an eligible young person (aged 15 – 24 years old) may receive up to $20,000.
  • Employers who hire an eligible person from the following targeted cohorts (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, person with a disability and long-term unemployed person) may receive up to $15,000.

6. Further support will be delivered to employers, in the form of:

  • Pre-employment support program
  • Jobseeker Support Pool
  • Small business short courses
  • Small Business Support Pool
  • Pilot Program Fund

We will provide a further update to you in the coming weeks, in the interim, click here to check out the Back to Work website for additional details.


If you are interested in learning more about this exciting Government support program or would like to discuss how these may apply to your business, please email us at info@addstaff.com.au.