Skills Checkpoint

Government subsidised training and career planning

Up to $2000 discount on a course for those aged 45 - 70

What is Skills Checkpoint?

Skills Checkpoint allows eligible individuals between the ages of 45 and 70 to access personalised support programs. This service is Australian Government funded and can be provided at no cost to you.

The program is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you can learn the skills to stay in the industry you’re in or find a new pathway, if required.

Who is Eligible?

Skills Checkpoint is available to individuals or organisations employing Australians, that meet the following criteria:

Eligibility criteria to participate include:

  • being an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • aged between 45 and 70; and
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system; or
  • unemployed for less than three months and not receiving employment assistance

How does it work?

Once you sign up, you complete three key steps:

  • Step 1: Online general aptitude test and a preferred occupation aptitude test. 
  • Step 2: Complete Skills Checkpoint Program Application form, Skills and Training Agreement form and a Career Plan
  • Step 3: You enrol in a qualification or course and start studying

What funding do I receive?

The Government will provide 50% of funding up to a maximum of $2,000. The remainder of the course costs are paid by yourself or your employer.

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