Employment Incentives & Wage Subsidies
Queensland and Australian Government incentives and wage subsidies to help boost employment in priority areas and improve opportunities for people with a disadvantage in employment.
General Incentives and Wage Subsidies
Wage Subsides – JobActive
Financial incentives of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) are available to help your business hire and keep new employees. MORE INFORMATION
Skilling Queenslanders for Work – for employers
Incentives are available for employers who recruit Queensland job seekers as part of the Queensland Government’s Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiatives. MORE INFORMATION
Higher Level Skills Program
The Higher Level Skills program helps individuals to gain the higher-level skills and qualifications required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry. It may also help individuals transition to university study in areas aligned to priority occupations for industry and the economy. MORE INFORMATION
Certificate 3 Guarantee
The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school certificate III qualification. MORE INFORMATION
The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers. MORE INFORMATION
JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme – ATO
The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16 to 35 years. Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. MORE INFORMATION
Employer Support Payment Scheme – Defence Reserves Support
The Employer Support Payment Scheme (ESPS) provides financial assistance to employers of reservists and self-employed reservists when the reservist is absent from their civilian workplace on eligible periods of Defence service. MORE INFORMATION
Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program
The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefits. MORE INFORMATION
Apprentice and Trainee Rebate for Payroll Tax – Queensland Government
The apprentice and trainee rebate for payroll tax provides Queensland employers with a payroll tax rebate on wages paid to eligible apprentices and trainees. MORE INFORMATION
Employer incentives and subsidies for apprenticeships and traineeships
When you employ an apprentice or trainee in Queensland, you may be eligible for financial support to reduce the cost of training and supervision throughout the apprenticeship or traineeship. MORE INFORMATION
Free apprenticeships for under 25s – for training providers
Free apprenticeships for under 25s offers fully subsidised training for 139 priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications in areas such as electrical, plumbing and engineering as well as early childhood, aged and disability care. MORE INFORMATION
Free apprenticeships for under 25s
The Queensland Government will cover the cost of your training with a training provider when you choose a high priority apprenticeship or traineeship. MORE INFORMATION
People with a Disability
Employment Assistance Fund
The Employment Assistant Fund provides workers with a disability with funding for workplace modifications, equipment or services they need to perform their job. MORE INFORMATION
Support Wage System – JobAccess Driving Disability Support
The Supported Wage System provides free productivity assessments for employers of people with a disability so they can pay wages to employees based on their productivity. MORE INFORMATION
Wage Subsidy Scheme
The Wage Subsidy Scheme provides funding for employers who hire job seekers registered with a Disability Employment Service provider to help people with disability gain skills and experience through employment. MORE INFORMATION
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Further information on employer incentives and wage subsidies.
Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment – Financial incentives for employers
Business.gov.au – Wage subsidies
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