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Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program

The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive (Incentive), is providing up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to help mature age Australians to update their skills and remain in the workforce longer.

You are eligible for the Incentive if you:

  • are aged 40 years or older
  • are an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • are currently employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or
    • recently unemployed (within twelve months) and not registered with an Australian Government employment services provider such as jobactive or
      Disability Employment Services.
  • have completed a Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (Program) assessment that identified training opportunities which were included in the Career Plan .

You can find out more information about the Incentive and the Program by:
• visiting the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website at
https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-checkpoint-older-workers-program and
https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-and-training-incentive; and
• contacting your local Program Provider, who can help you apply for the Program and potentially access the Incentive, using the details below:

Organisation States/territories in
which the organisation
delivers the program
Contact details
The BUSY
Group Ltd
Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory 13 BUSY (13 28 79)
https://www.busyatwork.com.au/skills-checkpoint-program/
VERTO Ltd New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital
Territory
1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)
https://www.verto.org.au/our-services/skills-checkpoint

 

You may be able to obtain the Incentive in relation to training that we provide. However, we do not facilitate the Program and Incentive, and nor can we advise you about your eligibility.

Eligibility for the Incentive is subject to completing a Skills Checkpoint assessment and Career Plan that identifies suitable training opportunities, which you will need to discuss with your Program Provider. Your Skills Checkpoint Career Plan may identify suitable training opportunities that are not offered by us.

Please also note that you or your current employer must match the government contribution, up to the value of $2,200 (GST inclusive).