Restart - help to employ mature workers

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Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Payments are made by employment services providers to businesses over six months. Employers can negotiate how often they receive the payments. Employers may also be able to receive a kickstart payment of up to 40 per cent of the total amount after four weeks of the job starting.

Further information on the eligibility requirements for Restart, and other financial incentives available, can be found on the wage subsidies page.

Restart advertising campaign

To encourage take up of the Restart wage subsidy and get more mature age Australians into work the Department of Employment launched the Restart communications campaign in 2014. Campaign materials can be found on the Restart campaign page.

More information

If you have any questions or would like to apply for Restart contact an employment services provider.

If you are not registered with a provider you can find one through the provider search on the jobactive website or by calling the Employer Hotline on13 17 15.

Call charges apply for calls to ‘13’ numbers from mobile phones.

Videos

The following is a list of all the videos that are associated with Restart - help to employ mature workers.

  • jobactive help find skilled mature age employees

    Watch jobactive help find skilled mature age employees
    Andrew Thomas helps run CB Ideal Tapware and says that mature age workers have the technical skills that can guide some of the younger staff.
  • Support for businesses who hire mature age workers

    Watch Support for businesses who hire mature age workers
    Ambassador for Mature Age Employment, the Hon Susan Ryan, shares insight about the benefits that mature age workers can bring to your business. Dedication, experience and willingness to train younger workers are some of the things she touches on, plus a wage subsidy of up to $10,000.
  • jobactive from a business and employee perspective

    Watch jobactive from a business and employee perspective
    Michael Hole, Shareholder and Vegetable Buyer at SJ Fresh, and Paul Lintott, Warehouse Assistant, talk about why other businesses should consider using jobactive to hire staff.
  • Mature age worker brings life skills to Care Options

    Watch Mature age worker brings life skills to Care Options
    Sheilah Cummins, CEO of Care Options, hired a mature age employee through the jobactive Restart programme, and she brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to their organisation.
  • jobactive retrained my mature age employee into a new field

    Watch jobactive retrained my mature age employee into a new field
    Colin Johns, Managing Director of Transformer Services, talks about hiring a mature age employee through the jobactive Restart programme. jobactive provided training to this employee, who Colin says is very loyal, keen and a good trainer for younger staff.
  • Attributes of mature age workers - Metro Filters

    Watch Attributes of mature age workers - Metro Filters
    Patrick Phang is the Manager of Metro Filters. They have hired mature age employees through the jobactive Restart programme and says their responsibility, punctuality and job pride is second to none.