Skills checkpoint for older workers skills checkpoint for older workers

Skills Checkpoint for older workers

As the years pass many of us confront the need to update our skill set. This can be very challenging for older Australians, thus to assist you, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has launched an initiative called the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers. This program is designed to help eligible individuals access funding and support to retrain themselves and take the next step in their career.

The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is delivered throughout Australia by either VERTO (NSW, ACT, VIC) or BUSY at Work (QLD, WA , SA, TAS, NT)

This program will give you the ability to receive funding for the Training and Assessment, Work Health and Safety, Quality Auditing or Early Childhood Education and Care course you want to do with HBA! (subject to eligibility)


Eligible individuals are those aged 45 to 70, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within three months) and not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.


Match any fees you pay, dollar for dollar up to $2200.

What you need to do

  1. Check if you are eligible – you are able to book a consultation with skills check regarding your eligibility:
  2. Contact either VERTO or BUSY at Work (depending in which state you live in) who will help you with the application (VERTO 1300 4 83786 or BUSY at Work 13 28 79)
  3. If the application is approved, you can then enrol with HBA (

To find out more regarding the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers click here: