Skills and Training Incentive

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program and Skills and Training Incentive

Information for Employers

Do you have mature-age staff who are in need of upskilling?

The Australian Government, through the Skills and Training Incentive (Incentive), provides up to $2,200 (GST inclusive), per person, to co-fund training to help mature age Australians to update their skills and remain in the workforce longer.

The Skills and Training Incentive (the Incentive), directly linked to the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program, provides an opportunity for employers to update the skills of their older workers, increasing their productivity.

To retain and develop staff, businesses need to invest in training and reskilling. The Incentive provides an opportunity for employers to reduce the costs of updating the skills of their older workers and ensure their business is better able to adapt to change.

Eligible Employees

Employees are eligible for this Incentive if they are:

  • 40 years or older
  • An Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Are currently employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within twelve months) and not registered with an Australian Government employment services provider such as Workforce Australia or Disability Employment Services.

There’s a limited number of training incentives available per year, so it is important that you speak with your Skills Checkpoint provider as soon as possible about accessing the Incentive when undertaking the Skills Checkpoint Program.

More Information

Only your Skills Checkpoint provider (listed below), can suitably assess your staff’s eligibility for the Skills Checkpoint Program and the Skills and Training Incentive. We can put you in touch, or you can contact them directly below on:

Call 13 BUSY (13 28 79)

Please note that you must co-contribute and fund the balance of the training course costs after the government contribution is applied which at most can be up to 75 per cent of training costs. Training can be either accredited or non-accredited as long as it has been identified in an individual’s Skills Checkpoint assessment and career plan.

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