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Skills Checkpoint Program

An Australian Government initiative helping people to upskill to stay in or re-enter the workforce, or pivot their career for sustainable long-term employment

What is it?

The Federal Government, through the Skills and Training Incentive, are currently providing up to $2,200 to co-fund training to help mature age Australians to update their skills and remain in the workforce longer.

You may be eligible for funding if you are:

  • Aged over 40

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Currently employed and at risk or entering the income support system OR

  • Recently unemployed (last 12 months) and not registered with an Australian Government employment services provider such as Workforce Australia or Disability Employment Services

  • Have completed a Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program assessment that identified training opportunities which were included in the Career Plan through your local program provider (details below)

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 we cannot advise you about your eligibility.


Participants may also receive at no cost:

  • a tailored skills and employment assessment

  • personalised career advice

  • coaching sessions


contacting your local Program Provider, who can help you apply for the Program and potentially access the Incentive, using the details below:

The Busy Group 13 BUSY (13 28 79)

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.


Visit the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations: New Guidelines for Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program at or review the Department of Workplace Relations Fact Sheet for Participants here.

Are you eligible?

Fill in the webform below to express interest in applying for funding.

By submitting this form you give permission for QTC Training and Education to share your information with relevant parties, including Victorian Department of Education and approved program providers.

First and Last Name E-mail Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen? What state do you live in? What is your age? Are you currently in paid employment? If you are working, are you at risk of entering the income support system? (eg through redundancy) Are you currently registered with an Australian Government employment services provider (eg Community Development Program) Submit