SKILLS CHECKPOINT FOR OLDER WORKERS – FUNDING 2021
We have received advice that additional funding is available for the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) Funding program, from 4 January, 2021.
If you are between 45-70, you may be eligible for the federal government’s Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program which will match any fees you pay, dollar for dollar up to $2200.
Step 1. Check your eligibility
- aged 45 to 70
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or
- recently unemployed (within nine months) and
- not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program (e.g. jobactive, Disability Employment Service, Community Development Programme).
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:
Please call 13 BUSY (13 28 79)
BUSY Skills Checkpoint Program
If you live in ACT, New South Wales or Victoria:
Please call 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)
VERTO Skills Checkpoint Program
Note: The funding is capped each year, and experience tells us that there will not be places available all 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.