Work Start Incentives QLD

Work Start Incentives provide Queensland employers with an incentive payment if they employ an eligible trainee or apprentice.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland private sector employers.


Work Start Incentives provides employers that are ineligible for the Back to Work program with one-off payments when they employ eligible trainees or apprentices.

The trainee or apprentice must have previously participated in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

A one-off incentive of $10,000 is available capped at a maximum of five Work Start incentive payments each financial year.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an eligible private sector employer (includes group training organisations and non-government organisations)
  • employ an eligible trainee or apprentice from 1 July 2020

Eligibility criteria also apply to the trainee or apprentice. For more information please check the eligibility criteria at Work Start Incentives.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Work Start Incentives.