Important update for QLD employers

13 February, 2018

The Queensland Government have just announced they are extending their Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Payment initiatives for a further six months, with applications now closing 30 June 2018.

What are the Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Payments?

Part of the QLD Government’s Back to Work scheme, the Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Payments provide financial support for eligible employers to provide apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for young unemployed people or eligible unemployed mature aged jobseekers (aged 55 years or over)  in regional Queensland.

Payments are available for apprenticeships and traineeships where the employer is not eligible for Queensland’s Apprentice Trainee rebate for payroll tax.

What funding is available?

Once approved,* funding of $20,000 (for a full-time employee) is paid in three parts:

After 4 weeks of continuous employment $6,000
After 26 weeks of continuous employment $7,000
After 52 weeks of continuous employment $7,000

Eligible part-time jobs between 20 and 35 hours per week on average attract 75% of the full Youth Boost payment ($15,000 over 12 months in three payments).

*Further eligibility criteria apply. Find out more here.

We’re here to help you take advantage of the Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Payments

To be eligible for these funding initiatives, a Commonwealth Government Training Contract must be in place. It may sound complicated but don’t worry – that’s where we come in.

Once your new apprentice or trainee is on board, we’re here to sign them up and register their Training Contract with the QLD State Training Authority so you can take advantage of the QLD Youth Boost or Mature Aged Worker Payment.