Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is a new Australian Government-funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.
It provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including options for relevant education and training. It helps older workers answer the question “What’s my next career move?”
What does a Skills Checkpoint involve?
You will work closely with a Career Advisor and focus on your work experience, strengths and preferences. You will also undertake individually tailored assessments to identify career and skilling options.
Your Career Advisor will develop a personalised Career Plan to assist you to identify:
- options and skills to develop if you wish totransition to a new career or undertake anew role in your current occupation; or
- skills you could develop or enhance toincrease your capacity to perform in yourcurrent role.
Your Career Plan will also provide advice and recommendations about skills and training options.
Am I eligible?
- aged 45 to 70; and
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident; andcurrently employed or recently unemployed (less than 3 continuous months) and not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services provider (e.g. jobactive, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Programme).
You can contact us to discuss and check your eligibility for the Skills Checkpoint.
What is the Skills and Training Incentive, and how do I access the Incentive?
Participants must have first completed the Skills Checkpoint Program and have a Career Plan identifying suitable training needs.
From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020, the Skills and Training Incentive (the Incentive) will be available to people who have completed a Skills Checkpoint Program Career Plan that identified training opportunities (accredited or non-accredited) linked to either their current job, a future opportunity, or an industry, occupation or skill in demand.
The Incentive aims to assist older Australians to invest in their training and adopt a life-long approach to skills development.
Eligible participants may access up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) from the Australian Government to fund re-skilling or up-skilling opportunities. Either the participant or their current employer must provide a co-contribution to match the government contribution.
Tell me more
Contact us to check your eligibility, and for more information on the Skills Checkpoint assessment and benefits to you.
For Further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Claudia Carneiro | National Business Development Manager
The BUSY Group
M: 0429 890 819 | E: Claudia.Carneiro@thebusygroup.com.au
| PO BOX 613, Coorparoo QLD 4151
Skills Checkpoint for Older workers is an Australian Commonwealth Government initiative represented by The Department of Education and Training and The Department of Jobs and Small Business.