Busy at Work - Skills Checkpoint


Busy at Work - Skills Check point for Older Workers Program*

"Busy at Work Skills Checkpoint" is a service provided by "Busy at Work," a group training organisation contracted by the Australian government. The Skills Checkpoint program is designed to help workers assess their skills and career prospects, particularly if they are looking to make a career change or update their skills. It aims to support mature-age workers and provide guidance on how to adapt to changing job markets and industries.

Here's an overview of what the "Skills Checkpoint" program typically offers:

  • Skills Assessment: The program typically involves assessing an individual's current skills, qualifications, and work experience. This assessment can help identify areas where further training or upskilling may be beneficial.
  • Career Planning: Participants in the Skills Checkpoint program often receive career planning guidance. This can include exploring different career options, setting career goals, and creating a personalized career development plan.
  • Training and Upskilling: If the assessment identifies gaps in an individual's skills or qualifications, the program may offer guidance on suitable training options and government-funded training programs that can help individuals upskill or retrain for new career opportunities.g
  • Employment Support: The program may provide assistance with job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and connecting individuals with potential employers or job opportunities.
  • Access to Government Support: Skills Checkpoint may help individuals access government initiatives and support programs that provide financial assistance for training or job search activities.
  • Mature-Age Workers: The program is often tailored to mature-age workers (typically 45 years and older) who are looking to adapt to changes in the job market or who may be considering a career transition.

Are you eligible? 

  • aged 40 or over
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • employed and at risk of becoming unemployed and entering the income support system, or
  • recently unemployed (within 12 months) and not referred to or registered with a Commonwealth funded employment services provider (e.g. Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Program).

Each year, the Australian Government will support up to 10,000 Australians aged 40 or over through the program, offering guidance on transitioning into new career opportunities, or upskilling advice for their current roles.

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Interested in finding out more? Visit www.busyatwork.com.au/skills-checkpoint-program/ for an obligation-free consultation.

*Keep in mind that the availability and details of such programs may vary and may change over time, so it's a good idea to reach out to the program provider for the most up-to-date information and guidance on how to participate in the Skills Checkpoint program or similar services.