Please check your relevant State funding (under our Funding Tab on our website) options prior to completing the Skills Checkpoint Funding.

The Skills Checkpoint Funding for Older Workers is a Federal Government initiative providing training for eligible Australian residents.

It is designed to help older Australians aged over 40 years of age

    • to re-skill or up-skill;
    • transition to a new career;
    • Gain skills they need to undertake a new role with their current employer;
    • Gain skills needed to increase their capacity to perform in their current role

Click on the link below and take the eligibility test.

 

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY HERE

 

Am I eligible for Skills Checkpoint Funding?
To be eligible for funding you need to meet the following criteria:

  • are over the age of 40
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • are currently employed OR recently unemployed (within 12 months) and not registered with an Australian Government employment services provider
  • have completed a Skills Checkpoint assessment that identified training opportunities through the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (Program).
What are the fees?

The Federal Government will provide up to 50% of the funds for training up to $2,200 (GST Inclusive) on a relevant accredited qualification. This fee must be paid upfront on approval and may be paid by yourself or a third party.

If the course cost exceeds $4,400 (GST Inclusive) the participant or nominated third party would be required to pay the gap.

What else do I need to know?

You can find out more information about the Incentive and the Program by:

Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory residents:
The Busy Group
Phone: 13 BUSY (13 28 79)
https://www.busyatwork.com.au/skills-checkpoint-program/

New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory residents:
VERTO Ltd
Phone: 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)
https://www.verto.org.au/our-services/skills-checkpoint

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