Access up to $2,200 to fund suitable education and training

Specifically designed for workers aged over 40, VERTO’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (Skills Checkpoint) program provides eligible Australians with assessment, advice, and guidance on transitioning into new roles within their current industry or pathways to a new career.  This includes referrals to relevant education and training options to get you there.

We’ll work with you to build a career plan, find the right training options, and reach your employment goals.

Even better, if you are eligible you may be able to access up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund your education and training.

Find out if you’re eligible

From 1 January 2022 to be eligible for the Skills Checkpoint Program, and Skills and Training Incentive, 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 nine months), and:
  • Not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

Find out if you’re eligible

We help employers too!

VERTO’s Skills Checkpoint program is also open to employers. We can help you train your staff that are at risk of losing employment.  This service supports them to upskill to remain with your organisation or to find new career opportunities.

Find out more

The Skills Checkpoint Program is an initiative of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Skills Checkpoint is available through VERTO in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory.

To find out more, register today.