The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program provides advice and guidance help for older workers on transitioning into new roles within their current industry or pathways to a new career, as well as some funding to undertake training. You may be eligible if you are aged 45-70 and you are at risk of entering the income support system or are recently unemployed.
Accessing the Program
You can find out more about this help for older workers and Skills Checkpoint Program, including how to apply, through the providers through VERTO Ltd, NSW. Call 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786) VERTO Skills checkpoint
Skills and Training Incentive
The Skills Checkpoint Program is directly linked to the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Skills and Training Incentive (the Incentive).
The Incentive is available from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 for up to 3,600 participants per year.
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.