Back to Work
Supporting the Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032. Good people. Good jobs.
Back to Work offers support for eligible jobseekers who need or want to update their skills to gain, change, or retain employment. The program provides an opportunity for jobseekers and those at risk of unemployment to upskill and retrain for jobs to keep pace with a changing Queensland economy.
Back to Work Employer Officers and Back to Work Jobseeker Officers work in collaboration with employers, service providers and community representatives to assist in building regional employment solutions that meet both current and emerging needs.
The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training also works in partnership with TAFE Queensland where Jobseeker Officers work with jobseekers including providing career advice to help find a suitable job, helping jobseekers determine their individual skills and identifying services and support, such as training, that may be of assistance.
Back to Work Jobseeker officers
Back to Work Jobseeker Officers are based within TAFE Queensland across the state, and their role is to support unemployed/underemployed jobseekers or employees that are at risk of unemployment, to identify and connect with training and skills development linked to local employment.
Back to Work has arrange of support products available, please read through the links below to explore which options provides you with the support you require. Once you have completed the application process, a Jobseeker Officer will give you a call to discuss your individualised options.
TAFE Queensland is subject to a compulsory Christmas closure period from 22 December 2023 to 05 January 2024.
In addition whilst we implement some critical system updates, Back to Work online applications will be closed down from Friday 15 December 2023 at 5pm, reopening Monday 15 January 2024 at 9am. Either side of the compulsory closure period, the Back to Work Team will be available to answer your queries on firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your understanding. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas break and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!
Back to Work initiatives
The Back To Work Team is providing opportunities and a range of intensive support to young people (15-24 years), long term unemployed people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with a disability.
TAFE Queensland Back to Work Employment Supports - Students
The Back to Work team is providing a unique opportunity for TAFE Queensland students, past, present or new, who fall under the key cohorts and eligible regions to apply for assessment. This support aims to increase student’s employability skills and equip individuals with the skills to gain and maintain long-term employment.
Jobseeker Support Pool
The Jobseeker Support Pool supports Queensland adults 25 years and over and aims to increase jobseekers' employability skills and equip individuals with the skills to gain and maintain long-term employment.
The Back To Work C3G Plus funding will provide jobseekers eligible for assessment with a true second chance at accessing subsidised training aligned with local jobs.
Micro-Credentials and Short Courses
Developed in partnership with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and TAFE Queensland, Back to Work’s short courses equip you with additional skills as a business owner/operator and manager. These extra skills and know-how will build your confidence and workplace culture, and help you to retain your employees.
Back to Work Jobseeker Assistance – Suppliers Expression of Interest
Back to Work is seeking expressions of interest from eligible training providers who offer short courses across a range of study areas to become preferred suppliers for Back to Work funded programs.
Enterprise Skills for Youth
The Back To Work Youth Team is providing a unique opportunity for youth aged between 15 and 24 years to access additional funds for short courses and support services for eligible youth applications.
Employment Support - Employers
The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses and industry the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a minimum period of unemployment and help workers facing disadvantage in the labour market
TAFE Queensland’s micro-credentials are short, highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill.Learn more
Fee-Free TAFE courses have been specifically chosen based on local skills demand and advice from industry. Completing training in these high-priority areas will guarantee you graduate with in-demand skills and strong job prospects.Learn more
We’ve helped students achieve their career and study goals with hundreds of scholarships. Our TAFE Queensland scholarships are available to reduce the barrier to accessing training and for high achievement.Learn more
Learn more about the different subsidies available to TAFE Queensland students.Learn more