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.
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.
You are eligible for the Incentive if you:
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