Funding for over 40s to upskill or change careers


Remain in or re-enter the workforce


Personalised advice and guidance on upskilling


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WHAT IS Skills checkpoint for older workers?


Skills Checkpoint is about recognising our ageing population and the value that mature-age workers bring to our workforce. The program is designed to provide Australians aged 40 or over with guidance on transitioning into new career opportunities, or upskilling advice for their current roles.


If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for Skills Checkpoint funding:


40+ years of age


Australian citizen or Permanent Resident


Currently employed



Recently unemployed for less than 12 months and not registered for assistance through an Australian Governement employment services provider (eg. Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services, Community Development Programme)


Skills Checkpoint allows you to access a co-fund amount of up to $2200 for an eligible training course.

Pro-Lift Training FNQ courses you may like to choose are:


  • CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001 Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • CPCCLSF2001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • CPCCLSF3001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
  • CPCCLSF4001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • TLILIC0002 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
  • TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • TLILIC0008 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
  • TLILIC0010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
  • TLILIC0013 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
  • TLILIC0014 Licence to operate a slewing  mobile crane (up to 100 Tonnes)
  • TLILIC0015 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 Tonnes)
  • UETTDRRF06 Perform rescue from a live LV panel
  • RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform
  • RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant
  • RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces and MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
  • RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • RIIMPO324E Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • RIIMPO326E Conduct water vehicle operations
  • RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operations

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm still confused about Skills Checkpoint, who can I talk to?

It can be a bit tricky to get your head around the criteria and what to do next but our friendly team know Skills Checkpoint like the back of their hands.

Give them a call on 07 4214 019 and they can talk you through anything you are unclear on.

Can I use Skills Checkpoint funding for more than one course?

Absolutely.  We have students who access Skills Checkpoint funding to book as many courses as they can with their $2200 co-fund amount.

Will I have to pay any money myself?

Yes.  Skills Checkpoint funding is co-funded so either you or your employer will need to cover some of the costs.

I'm not sure which courses I need. Can you help?

Of course we can.

Our team has extensive knowledge about the mining, transport, maritime and construction industries and can advise you what courses you will definitely need as well as those that may help give you an edge on the job hunt.

Give us a call on 07 4214 0129 to discuss.

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