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SKILLS CHECKPOINT FOR OLDER WORKERS

We have received advice that funding is available for the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) Funding program in 2022.

If you are over 40, you may be eligible for the federal government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program which may assist you with funding a percentage of your course fees.

This program is administered by The Busy Group Ltd nationally.

For more detailed information about this program, we encourage you to read more here.

Mid career checkpoint funding

BUSY At Work is the contracted provider to deliver the Mid Career Checkpoint Program in the state of Queensland.

The program grants access to up to $3,000 of federal funding, where required, in the form of nationally accredited, vocational education training to each successful applicant, in order to meet their career goals.

For more detailed information about this program, we encourage you to read more here.

Step 1. Check your eligibility.

 

For the Skills Checkpoint Program (SCOW) you must;

  • be aged 40 years or over;
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • be employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months) and not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

For the Mid-Career Funding Progam you must;

Be an Australian Citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who has been residing in Australia since before 26th February 2001.
And meet the requirements of one of the three following entry points;

  • ‘Stepping Back In’ – been away from work for the purpose of caring for a period of 6 months and are still unemployed looking to return
  • ‘Stepping Up’ – been away from work for the purpose of caring for a period of 6 months but have recently returned to work and are looking to progress or move on to new opportunities.
  • General entry – be working in a COVID affected industry Covid affected industries are as follows;

* Accommodation and Food Services
* Education and Training
* Arts and Recreation Services
* Retail Trade
* Administrative and Support Services
* Residential Care Services
* Child Care Services

Step 2.  Contact BUSY At Work (not Fortress Learning) who will help with the application process.

 

Please call 13 BUSY (13 28 79) or visit them online here

Note: The funding is capped each year.  If you are thinking of accessing this funding, we would encourage you to act quickly.

 

Step 3.  Once approved, enrol with Fortress Learning.

 

When you are ready to enrol, come back and join us!

 

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