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.




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 75% of the funds for training up to $2,200 (GST Inclusive) on a relevant accredited qualification. The applicant (or third party i.e. employer) will contribute the remaining half of the course fees on enrolment (no payment plans available)

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

The course fees are outlined below:

Your Course Contribution:

  • HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration – You pay $625 (Government pays $1875)
  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration) – You pay $450 (Government pays $1350)
  • HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration – You pay $712.50 (Government pays $2137.50)
  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management – You pay $3050 (Government pays $2200)

This fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party such as an employer.

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)

New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory residents:
Phone: 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)

Medical Administration Training