Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded
initiative to enable older Australian workers and unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

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


What does a Skills Checkpoint involve?


The Program provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, or pathways to a new career, including options for relevant industry training. We will look at ways to leverage your past work experience and strengths to explore a new future.


We will develop a personalised Career Plan to assist you to identify:


  • options and skills to develop if you wish to transition to a new career or undertake a new role in your current occupation; or

  • skills you could develop or enhance to increase your capacity to perform in your current role.


Are you eligible?


You are eligible for the Incentive if you:


  • are aged over 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 (Centrelink)

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