You can up-skill or re-skill at any age, even if you have had a long absence from the workforce. Many training programs are now provided around family and financial responsibilities, giving you flexibility to choose how, when and where you train.
Demographic statistics have shown that our workforce is ageing. Mature age workers are currently seen as a source of new skills and are an important component of business growth. However, mature aged workers often face barriers to employment and training. The Australian Government has made available a range of support to encourage businesses to take on mature age workers. This support includes the following:
Mature Age Worker Incentive (45+)
The Mature Aged Worker incentive is provided to employers who employ a mature aged worker in a Certificate II level or higher who is 45 years of age or older and has faced particular challenges. Once eligibility is approved a $750 incentive is paid to the employer at the commencement and again at the completion of the qualification. It’s best to get a specialist BUSY consultant to assist you to make an informed decision about which qualification and training outcome will best suit your needs.
*Eligibility criteria applies.
You do not need a secondary school certificate or other qualification to be able to do a mature age apprenticeship or mature age traineeship. Your interest could stem from simply wishing to change careers or a need to re-enter the workforce. Some businesses see opportunities to grow their business by formally training existing workers.
Learn more about Australian Apprenticeship and Traineeships. If you are under 45 years of age or looking to employ someone under 45 years old, visit our page on Adult Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
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THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.