Skills Checkpoint For Older Workers

At different stages of our careers we all experience the need to update our skill set. For older Australians, this can be a challenge in terms of finding the right skills and advice.

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Overview

Skills Checkpoint Program for Older Workers

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

The Government contribution for a training course related to an occupation in national shortage on the National Skills Commission’s Skills Priority List is up to 75% of the course cost, up to a total of $2,200 (GST Inclusive).

Either the Participant or their current employer must fund the balance of the training course costs.

The Government contribution for a training course not related to an occupation in national shortage on the National Skills Commission’s Skills Priority List is up to 50% of the course cost, up to a total of $2,200 (GST Inclusive).

In this instance either the Participant or their current employer must match the Government Contribution and pay any remaining balance of the training course cost.

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 we cannot 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.

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Commonwealth Government initiative represented by The Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Eligibility

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.

Find Out More

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

Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory

The Busy Group Ltd

Phone: 13 BUSY (13 28 79)

Email: [email protected]

New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory

VERTO Ltd

Phone: 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)

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