$100 Million Regional Queensland



A two-year, $100 million package to give employers the confidence to take on new staff in regional Queensland.

Visit the Back to Work website to find out more information and register your interest.


Employer support payments

Employer support payments of up to $10,000 to hire and keep a regional Queenslander employed for 12 months or more. Payments increase to $15,000 for hiring long-term unemployed regional Queenslanders.


Access to


Eligible employees will also have access to job readiness support to help them start their new job. This may include training, purchasing new equipment and uniforms or gaining or renewing trade licenses.


Back to Work Navigation Teams

Back to Work Navigation Teams who know the local economy will help local employers looking to fill jobs. They will connect jobseekers to jobs or further skills training and apprentice pathways.

$10 million for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost program

An expanded Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost program will see more Queenslanders able to access subsidised Certificate 3 courses to help get jobs. The Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost program is a critical element of ‘Back to Work’ in delivering skills and training to support jobs growth in regional Queensland.