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Skills Checkpoint (ACT)

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What is Skills Checkpoint?

Skills Checkpoint is a program offering career guidance and training options for mature-age workers within the Australian Capital Territory. It’s designed for people aged over 40 and helps workers to stay in their current job role, transition to a new role at their workplace, or find a whole new career path.

The Federal Government program features online assessments, career advice from a trained consultant and a training co-contribution incentive.


What support options are offered under Skills Checkpoint?

Support services to eligible workers can include any (or all) of the following:

Career assessments - a personalised review of your needs and circumstances. This is generally achieved using career assessment tools, psychometric testing, and occupational aptitude testing.

Career plans - identifying career paths that maximise your skillset and interests. This includes action steps for securing your current role and/or transitioning to new roles/industries.

One-on-One support - either in person or over the phone with a qualified employment consultant.

Training incentives - opportunities to complete VET qualifications at heavily subsidised prices (up to $2,500 of co-contributions).


How does it work?

If you’re eligible for Skills Checkpoint you’ll undertake personalised assessments to find out your current skill levels, strengths, and career preferences. The assessments might include occupational aptitude testing or psychomotor testing. You’ll also meet with a qualified career advisor who will provide individualised advice and create a career plan for you.

The career plan will address the skills you need to develop or update and look at possible training options. You may then have the opportunity to enrol in a VET qualification that has been heavily subsidised.


Who is eligible for Skills Checkpoint?

In early 2022 the Australian government expanded the eligibility criteria of Skills Checkpoint, effectively doubling the places in the program.

To qualify you must be; at least 40 years old, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, unemployed within the last 12 months or at risk of entering the income support system, and not registered for assistance through any other Australian Government employment services program.

Skills Checkpoint Courses

Government funding may be available for the following courses. Enquire with a provider to confirm availability and eligibility requirements*.

CPP41419
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CHC30121
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FNS40821
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CHC50121
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ICT30120
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CPP41419
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CPP51122
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ICT40120
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ICT30120
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ICT30120
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ICT40120
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ICT40120
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CPP41419
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CPP41419
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ICT40120
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* Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publication. However, we recommend contacting the course provider to confirm availability of funding as places are limited. For a full list of courses visit MySkills.gov.au.

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