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Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

As the years pass many of us confront the need to update our skill set. This can be very challenging for older Australians, thus to assist you, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has launched an initiative called the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers. This program is designed to help eligible individuals access funding and support to retrain themselves and take the next step in their career.

The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is delivered throughout Australia by BUSY at Work.

This program will give you the ability to receive funding for the Training and Assessment, Work Health and Safety, or Quality Auditing you want to do with HBA! (subject to eligibility)


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


Match any fees you pay, dollar for dollar up to $2200.

What you need to do

  1. Visit the BUSY At Work Website HERE.
  2. Register Your Interest HERE.
  3. Once approved for the funding, you can then enrol with HBA (

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