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TAFE Queensland Back to Work Employment Support

The Back to Work team is providing a unique opportunity for TAFE Queensland students, past, present or new, who identify in one of the eligible groups. This support aims to increase students employability skills and equip individuals with the skills to gain and maintain long-term employment.

What support can be accessed?

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers may refer eligible Queenslanders to tailored fee for service training options, and/or provide additional supports that align to local employment demands and meets the needs of the individual. Support that may be offered includes:

  • Work Ready Checklist & Prepare yourself for work sessions
  • Blue Card and Disability Worker Screener Card
  • Birth Certificates and Proof of Age ID Cards
  • Industry Licensing, including High Risk Licenses
  • Accredited short courses, including machinery, construction, hospitality and many more
  • Driving lessons and licencing with Dept of Transport and Main Roads
  • Clothing and PPE
  • Training kits

Applicants who are assessed as requiring a full qualification for their preferred employment pathway, with be referred to other funding sources, such as Certificate III Guarantee (C3G), Certificate III Guarantee Plus (C3GPlus) or Fee Free TAFE.



The Employment Support supports TAFE Queensland students, past, present or new,and who identify with one or more of the following eligible groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • people with disability; or
  • long-term unemployed people (unemployed for 52 weeks or longer).
  • Young people aged between 15 and 24 (who have left or finished school)

If you would like to apply for Employment Support, please click on the below link to commence the online application process and moniter for your emails for the next steps.


Where is the program delivered?

The TAFE Queensland Back to Work Employment Support is delivered in the following eligible regions;

  • Far North Queensland
  • North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • North West Queensland
  • Central Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • South West Queensland (Toowoomba ineligible)


The Employment Support is also delivered in select local government areas in South East Queensland, including Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim, and Somerset.

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