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Back to Work

Supporting jobseekers, community and economy with the right people, with the right skills, in the right 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 Teams are based throughout Queensland to support both employers and jobseekers locally. Teams include an Employer Officer, a Jobseeker Officer and in some regions a Youth Jobseeker Officer (North Queensland and Far North Queensland only). These teams work in collaboration with employers, service providers and community representatives to assist in building regional employment solutions that meet both current and emerging local needs.

Learn more about our Back to Work programs. 

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.

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If you would like to speak with a Jobseeker Officer in your area to talk about your options, complete the online application form by following the instructions and a Jobseeker Officer will give you a call to discuss your individualised options.

Back to Work news

New Program: 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.

Back to Work initiatives

C3G Plus

The Back To Work C3G Plus funding will provide eligible jobseekers with a true second chance at accessing subsidised training aligned with local jobs.  

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.

Pre-employment Program

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.  

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. 

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.

Funding Options

Micro-credentials

TAFE Queensland’s micro-credentials are short, highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill.

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Skills Boost

Skills Boost is a State Government initiative that provides a second training subsidy for eligible individuals who want to update their skills to go further in their current job or pursue a different career.

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JobTrainer

JobTrainer funded courses will help provide skills that Queensland needs for effective recovery from the pandemic. The program targets growth areas, and those have been hit hardest by the pandemic—helping fill existing skills needs or assist in reskilling.

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Subsidies explained

Learn more about the different subsidies available to TAFE Queensland students.

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