Mid-Career Checkpoint Program
Access potential funding up to $3,000 towards your next qualification!

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Do one of the following apply to you:

1. Do you work in any of these industries?
– Administrative and Support Services (e.g. employment services, travel & tour services, office, call centres, packaging)
– Retail
– Accommodation and Food Services (e.g. cafe, restaurant, takeaway food, clubs, any accommodation)
– Residential Care Services (e.g. aged care, residential care, disability care)
– Child Care Services
– Education and Training
– Building cleaning, pest control, gardening
– Arts and Recreation (e.g. museum, heritage, parks and gardens, zoos, creative and performing arts, sport and recreation, gambling)

2. Have you returned to the paid workforce within the last 18 months after spending 6 months or more undertaking caring responsibilities (family, disabled, aged…)?

3. Have you taken more than 6 months unpaid time out of work to undertake caring responsibilities (family, disabled, aged…) and are now looking to return to paid employment?

How This Works

The program has three entry points:

‘Stepping Back In
Returning carers can access skills and employment assessment services and advice on re-entry into the paid workforce including suggestions for professional and skills development.

‘Stepping up
Carers who have recently re-joined the paid workforce can access advice on advancing or changing their career.

‘General entry 
Get access to this program if you are an existing worker in one of the designated industries listed above.

Training Incentive

• Potential funding up to $3,000 towards re-skilling
• Free skills and employment assessment
• Tailored career advice and coaching sessions
• Training and Employment Plan (STEP)

The Mid-Career Checkpoint Program is an Australian Government initiative that provides a free skills and employment assessment to help you identify your training, employment and career goals.

All participants receive a customised Skills, Training and Employment Plan (STEP) that details their employment goals, identifies their attributes, skills, and qualifications, as well as any skills gaps.

Eligibility

You are eligible for the Incentive if you:  

• Live in NSW, VIC, or QLD
• Hold one of the following;
Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency Visa, or New Zealand Citizenship and living in Australia prior 26th February 2001.

AND meet one of the following:

  1. You are an existing worker in one of the following designated industries*

• Accommodation and Food Services
• Education and Training
• Arts and Recreation Services
• Retail Trade
• Administrative and Support Services
• Residential Care Services
• Child Care Services
*Designated industries are female-dominated, COVID-19 affected industries where women (in particular) are at risk of unemployment.

2. Have you returned to the paid workforce within the last 18 months after spending 6 months or more undertaking caring responsibilities (family, disabled, aged…)?

3. Have you taken more than 6 months unpaid time out of work to undertake caring responsibilities (family, disabled, aged…) and are now looking to return to paid employment?

Please contact us on 1800 998 500 to apply today.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for this program give us a call on 1800 998 500 and download the application form below.

Application form

More Information

If you would like to have a discussion in regards to this program, funding, and how we can potentially work together, please feel free to give us a call on 1800 998 500

Alternatively, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website below:
https://www.dese.gov.au/mid-career-checkpoint-program