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Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program

The Skills and Training Incentive assists mature age Australians to update their skills and stay in the workforce.

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills.

The Incentive will provide eligible participants with up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund suitable training (accredited or non-accredited). The government contribution must be matched by either the participant or their employer.

To be eligible for the Incentive, individuals must have completed a Skills Checkpoint assessment that identified training linked to their current job (e.g. upgrading skills), a future job opportunity, or an industry, occupation or skill in demand.

You are eligible for the Incentive if you:

  • are aged 45–70
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • are currently employed OR recently unemployed (within nine 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

Skills and Training Incentive scenarios

For examples of how the incentive can be used to help with the cost of training and re-skilling, go to www.dese.gov.au/skills-and-training-incentive/skills-and-training-incentive-scenarios

More information is also available on the Skills Checkpoint Program joint provider website.

If you are interested in this program, follow the steps below:

  • Register here to express your interest in our courses.

  • Check your eligibility

    If you live in ACT, NSW, VIC, apply here:
    www.verto.org.au/what-we-do/skills-checkpoint
    or call VERTO Ltd on 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)

    If you live in NT, QLD, SA, TAS, WA, apply here:
    www.busyatwork.com.au/skills-checkpoint-program
    or call The BUSY Group Ltd on 13 BUSY (13 28 79)

  • When you have completed a Skills Checkpoint assessment and you are ready to apply to enrol, please go to our Application for enrolment page or call us on 02 9386 2500

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