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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 either The Busy Group Ltd or VERTO Ltd depending on where you live.

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

Step 1. Check your eligibility.


From 1 January 2022 to be eligible for the Skills Checkpoint Program 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.


Step 2.  Contact a Skills Checkpoint provider (not Fortress Learning) who will help with the application process.


The Skills Checkpoint provider you use will depend on where you live.

If you live in Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania or Western Australia, the provider is The BUSY Group Ltd.

Please call 13 BUSY (13 28 79) or visit them online here: BUSY Skills Checkpoint Program

If you live in ACT, New South Wales or Victoria, the provider is VERTO Ltd.

Please call 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786) or visit them online here: VERTO Skills Checkpoint Program

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!