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How does JobMaker work?

This FAQ explains what the Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit is, what it’s worth, how it works, and how you can access it.

This is a simplified guide to provide you with an overview of JobMaker.  For full details, visit the ATOs JobMaker Hiring Credit Guide. 

What is JobMaker?

The JobMaker Hiring Credit is an incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16–35 years.  

There are a number of key eligibility requirements for employers and employees.  See the ATO for full details but it’s worth noting:

  • JobMaker only comes in when the employer is no longer eligible for JobKeeper;
  • There needs to be a genuine increase in the number of employees, and in the total payroll paid;
  • Businesses need to be registered for PAYG and be up to date with all ATO lodgements;
  • You need to be running Single Touch Payroll (STP);
  • Employees must have been receiving a JobSeeker, Parenting or Youth payment for at least 28 consecutive days (or 2 fortnights) in the 84 days (or 6 fortnights) prior to starting employment; 
  • Employees need to be working at least 20 hours per week; and
  • Employees must complete a JobMaker Hiring Credit employee notice for the employer.

What is it worth?

For each additional eligible employee you can receive:

Claim per

age group


per week


per month

Up to, across the 12 month period










If you want to see what it could be worth over a period of time, try our simplified JobMaker calculator here.

JobMaker is paid every quarter in arrears as follows:

How can I access JobMaker?

To access JobMaker there is:

  1. An upfront registration as a claiming employer;
  2. Nomination of the eligible employees to be claimed; and
  3. In each quarter, claim for the previous period.

Registrations and claims can be made through the Business portal or via Standard Ledger as your tax or BAS agent.

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