Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce. It provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including options for relevant education and training. It helps older workers answer the question “What’s my next career move?”

What does a Skills Checkpoint involve?
You will work closely with a Career Advisor to assess your work experience, strengths and preferences, and undertake individually tailored assessments to identify career and skilling options to develop a personalised Career Plan, inlcuding:

  • skills you can develop to get a new job or new career;
  • skills you could enhance to increase your ability to perform in your current role; and
  • advice and recommendations about skills and training options.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • aged 45 to 70; and
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • currently employed or unemployed less than 12 continuous months and not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services provider.

For more information
Contact Busy at Work on 1300 359 061 or email