The program is an Australian Government initiative to assist people who have spent time out of the workforce undertaking caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to paid employment.
A Training Incentive may also be available to those who complete the Mid-Career Checkpoint to support them to undertake accredited training, where training is recommended.
Participants receive at no cost:
All participants receive a customised Skills, Training and Employment Plan (STEP) that details their employment and career goals and identifies their attributes, skills and qualifications, as well as any skills gaps.
Each STEP provides information on local employment and training opportunities, in line with the participant’s employment goals.
Coaching sessions may focus on but are not limited to:
The Mid-Career Checkpoint is operating as a pilot program in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
You may be eligible to participate in the Mid-Career Checkpoint Program if you:
Participants who complete the Mid-Career Checkpoint program may also be able to access up to $3,000 (GST exclusive) to enrol in nationally accredited training. This Training Incentive is only available to participants who are eligible for and complete the Mid-Career Checkpoint program.
For training to be supported by the Training Incentive, it must be:
In identifying and recommending specific suitable accredited training, MCC providers will also consider free or low-free course options available through JobTrainer.
For more information on how to access the Mid-Career Checkpoint program, please contact the provider in your state.
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