Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program and the Skills and Training Incentive by Training Organisations 

The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive (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. 

You are eligible for the Incentive if you: 

  • are aged 40 years or over
  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months) 
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program and,
  • have completed a Skills Checkpoint assessment that identified training opportunities through the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (Program). 

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


Organisation  States/territories in which the organisation delivers the program  Contact details 
The BUSY Group Ltd  Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory 

13 BUSY (13 28 79) 

VERTO Ltd  New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory 

1300 4 VERTO 

(1300 483 786)

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 nor can we 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. 

Please also note that you or your current employer must match the government contribution, up to the value of $2,200 (GST inclusive).