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Thank you to everyone who registered their interest in the Return to Work Program. We had a great response and the expression of interest process is now closed.

The $10 million Return to Work Program is a NSW Government initiative. It is designed to provide tailored support to women seeking to re-enter the workforce after a period of absence.

One-off grants of up to $5000 will be available to cover the financial obstacles that can face women wanting to get back into work. These could include the costs involved in:

  • education and training
  • support material for courses
  • work necessities such as specialist clothing, equipment, IT
  • transportation costs
  • childcare.

Each successful applicant will be supported by a Return to Work coordinator, who'll help them develop their Return to Work Plan.

Each unique Return to Work Plan will outline the agreed approach and resources needed to assist the woman in getting back to work.