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Published on 6 April 2018

Funding for the Back to Work Scheme, which supports employers hiring and training unemployed people living in the Latrobe Valley and retrenched workers from the Hazelwood Power Station, has increased from $3 million to $6 million.

The closing date for employment of eligible employees has also been extended to 30 June 2020 unless the $6 million funding cap is reached sooner.

Employers can lodge claims for employing:

  • Unemployed people living in the Latrobe Valley ($5000 ex GST),
  • Retrenched workers from the Hazelwood Power Station ($5000 ex GST)

An additional amount of up to $4000 is available to employers providing accredited training to these eligible employees.

View the criteria governing eligibility for participating in the Back to Work Scheme.