Skills Checkpoint and Training Incentive for Older Workers
Recognising our ageing population and the value that mature aged workers bring to our workforce, the Australian Government will support up to 10,000 people a year. This is to provide Australians aged 40 or over with guidance on transitioning into a new career, or upskilling advice for their current roles.
This national program, delivered through BUSY At Work, is accessible to both employers and individuals looking for support, career assessment and one-on-one support through a career guidance officer and is offered at no cost. Participants can also access a co-fund amount of up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) for an eligible training course that supports them to upskill in their career or transition to a new career.
- Aged over 40
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Employed and at risk of becoming unemployed and entering the income support system, or
- Recently unemployed (within 12 months) and not referred to or registered with a Commonwealth funded employment services provider (e.g. Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Program)