Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers


Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded initiative to enable mature-aged Australian workers and recently unemployed mature-aged Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

New Changes from 1 January 2022

From 1st January, 2022 new eligibility criteria applies. To qualify you must be:

  • aged 40 years or over (previously 45–70),
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months, previously 9 months) and,
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

If you are a mature age worker who is at risk of losing your job or are unemployed (for less than 12 months), you may qualify for the Skills Checkpoint program.

Skills Checkpoint provides personalised advice and guidance on up-skilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including a co-contribution amount for relevant education and training (up to a maximum of $2,200).

Skills Checkpoint helps mature aged workers answer the question “What’s my next career move?”



Career Planning Services for Older Workers

Does your job or career no longer ‘fit’?  Do you need to upskill or change direction to stay in the workforce? We can provide a fresh look at you and your career options.

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Employer Workforce Planning for Older Workers

Do you employ older workers who need some assistance with their career? The Skills Checkpoint Program offers mature workers personalised, one-to-one assistance to discover skilling and career opportunities based on what they can do.

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