Back to Work Scheme VIC


The Back to Work Scheme provides employers with payments to hire and train unemployed people in the Latrobe Valley and retrenched workers from the Hazelwood Power Station.
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Applications may be made at any time.

 
What do you get?

Payments of up to $9000.

Who is this for?

Victorian employers.

Overview

The Back to Work Scheme provides employers with funding to hire and train eligible employees.

Employers must employ an eligible unemployed person living in the Latrobe Valley or a retrenched worker from the Hazelwood Power Station.

Employers may claim up to:

  • $5,000 per unemployed person living in the Latrobe Valley they employ
  • $5,000 per retrenched Hazelwood Power Station worker they employ

An additional amount of up to $4,000 is available to employers who provide accredited training to these eligible employees.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have a good workplace safety record
  • employ an eligible employee sometime between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2020
  • make a claim within nine months of the employment start date

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Back to Work Scheme.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Back to Work Scheme.

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