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C3G Plus

C3G Plus provides jobseekers eligible for assessment and those at risk of unemployment an opportunity for a true “second chance” at accessing subsidised training aligned with local jobs. 

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

The Back to Work Certificate 3 Guarantee program provides a unique opportunity for Queensland jobseekers and those at risk of unemployment, who also identify in one of the eligible groups to gain a true “second chance” qualification aligned with local job opportunities if approved. This support aims to increase students employability skills and equip individuals with the skills to gain and maintain long-term employment.


C3G Plus eligibility for assessment

Certificate 3 Guarantee supports Queensland jobseekers and those at risk of unemployment, who identify with one or more of the following eligible groups for assessment:

  • 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 completed school)
  • Women
  • Mature Aged People (aged 45 years and over)  



If you would like to apply for C3G Plus, please click on the below link to commence the online application process and monitor your emails for the next steps.

Back to Work Application Process

Please note the following important information:

Only the jobseeker can lodge their application, as the form contains elements of consent that only the funding applicant can agree/not agree to. A referral party must not lodge the application on somebody else's behalf. Applications that are found to have been completed by a third party will not be accepted.

The standard processing time for Back to Work applications is 7 days. Processing times may extend where additional evidence is requested from a jobseeker to support their application or if contact cannot be obtained with the applicant.

Please monitor your email inbox and mobile phone during this period for correspondence.

The career and training assessment interview is conducted via telephone by a Back to Work Jobseeker Officer, and is required in order to determine your eligibility for C3G Plus funding under the Back to Work program. The interview can take up to 30 minutes.

Only 3 attempts at contact will be made by a Back to Work Jobseeker Officer, after which it will be assumed that you do not wish to proceed with your application and your file will be closed out.

If you have a confirmed course start date that is within the standard processing times email the BTW team on to flag your application as urgent, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be assessed by your requested date. Due to the high volume of applications we receive and the number of applications that are flagged as urgent, we are not always able to accommodate urgent requests.

We recommend that all applicants wishing to access C3G Plus funding submit their applications a minimum of 6 weeks prior to start of study, to allow for the standard application processing time and the possibility of additional time required for you to provide evidence to support an eligibility decision.

*Official “C3GPlus Back to Work Approval” must be sort prior to the commencement of any training you are seeking to access funding for. Once you have commenced your training you are no longer eligible to access Back to Work C3GPlus true “second chance” funding.   

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.

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.  

Link & Launch Supports

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. 

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