Career Guidance & Support

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If you’re aged between 45 – 70, employed or recently unemployed (less than 9 months) and not receiving Australian Government employment assistance, we can help.

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers


At different stages of our careers we all experience the need to update our skill set. For older Australians, this can be a challenge in terms of finding the right skills and advice.

The Skills Checkpoint program is designed to help you find a new way forward. Run as an initiative of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, the program is designed to help eligible individuals, aged between 45 and 70 years, to access support and guidance in their career. This includes career assessment, one-on-one career guidance with an advisor and recommendations to further skills training to support you in a current role, a new role, or help to transition to a new career.

Delivered across Australia by leading employment and training providers, VERTO and BUSY At Work, the program is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you can learn the skills to stay in the industry you’re in or find a new pathway, if required.

Are you looking for a new Opportunity?

your career path

If you need new skills and help in finding the right direction in your current role, for a new role or for a whole new career path, our Skills Checkpoint program could be the perfect option for you!

Do you employ Older Australians?

Skills Check
for Employers

We can build tailored training and support programs to help re-skill your workforce.

A Government Funded Initiative

About Us

Skills Checkpoint for Older Australians is delivered across Australia by BUSY At Work and VERTO.



“I cannot thank you enough for your assistance with helping me get back on track to getting qualified for a job I know I will enjoy. I was very lost and felt overwhelmed and directionless when I came to see you, and you gave me focus and practical assistance for which I will be forever grateful.”
Jane Hollingshead
"I was lost and overwhelmed with where to start, but thanks to your support and guidance I am back on track. I am feeling confident to sell myself as a person worthy of a job, even at my age."
Lisa Rowe
“The service provided is valuable for middle aged persons wishing to have either a career change or career enhancement. I believe that this service should have been around for ages and very much hope that it will continue.”
Skills Checkpoint Participant
"It can be very challenging to find new jobs, particularly as you age. One can tend to doubt that the skill set already achieved in one’s lifetime is sufficient to obtain another job.... The opportunity to understand one’s skill sets, mental aptitude and the expanded view on possible jobs, makes this a worthwhile activity. Therefore I would recommend this to others who are looking to change their prospective employment."
Skills Checkpoint Participant
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