Skills Checkpoint Funding for Older Workers

Are you aged between 45 and 70 and would like to re-skill or up-skill?

 

If so, you may be eligible for up to 50% Government Funding up to a maximum of $2,200 towards any Suas Rov's CASA Certified, Remote Pilots Licence Courses or Training Packages.

 

The Skills Checkpoint Funding for Older Workers is a Federal Government initiative providing training for eligible Australian residents.

It is designed to help older Australians aged between 45 and 70

    • to re-skill or up-skill.
    • transition to a new career.
    • Gain skills they need to undertake a new role with their current employer.
    • Gain skills needed to increase their capacity to perform in their current role.

Click Here for More Information on How to Access the Skills and Training Incentive Funding

The following courses are included in the Skills Checkpoint Funding:

  • RePL07 - CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 7KG
  • RePL25 - CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG
  • ReOC - Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) 
  • *Flight Crew Conversion CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG 
  • *Flight Crew Conversion+ - CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) 
  • Bronze - Sub 7KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC)
  • Bronze+ - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC)
  • Silver -Sub 7KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC)
  • Gold - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC)
  • Platinum - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC)

* Flight Crew  who hold current PPl, CPL, ATPL, RPL & HPL Licences can complete a conversion course to obtain their CASA Certified, Remote PIlots Licence (RePL).  In accordance with  Regulations (MOS 2019), existing holders of Flight Crew Licences are required to complete any theory modules that they have not previously completed (they are exempt from doing the theory exam), however, they are required to attend a Practical Training and Assessment in order to meet the requirements for their Remote PIlots Licence. 

To be eligible for funding you need to be:

  • An Australian Permenant Resident or Citizen
  • 45-70 years of age

In addition, you will need to fit into one (1) of the below categories:

  • Not receiving assistance through an Australian Government employment services program
  • Unemployed (not longer than 9 consecutive months)
  • Currently working and wishing to transition into a new career, reskill, upskill or undertake training to meet the requirements of your new job
  • Employed and wish to reskill, upskill or move into a new role with your current employe
  • Currently employed but at risk of entering the income support system due to redundancy, reduction of hours or closure of the business

Click Here for More Information on How to Access the Skills and Training Incentive Funding

Course Fees & Charges

The Federal Government will provide half of the funds for training (up to $2,200) on a relevant accredited qualification. The applicant (or third party i.e. employer) will contribute the remaining half of the course fees on enrolment

If the course cost exceeds $2,200 the participant (or third party) would be required to pay the gap.

The course fees are outlined below:

Your Course Contribution:

  • RePL07 - CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 7KG – You Pay $1,225 (Government Pays $1,225) = $2,450
  • RePL25 - CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG – You Pay $1,325 (Government pay $1,325) = $2,650
  • ReOC - Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC)+ – You Pay $1,017.50 (Government Pay $1,017.50) = $2,035
  • *Flight Crew ConversionCASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG - You Pay $625 (Government Pay $625) = $1,250
  • *Flight Crew Conversion+CASA Certified Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) Sub 25KG + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) - You Pay $1,642.50 (Government Pay $1,642.50) =  $3,285
  • Bronze - Sub 7KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC) – You pay $1,406.25 (Government Pay $1,406.25) = $2,812.50
  • Bronze+ - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC) - You Pay $1,567.50  (Government Pay $1,567.50) = $3,135.00
  • Silver -Sub 7KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) – You Pay $2,181.25 (Government Pay $2,181.25) = $4,362.50
  • Gold - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC) – You pay $2,352.50 (Government pay $2,200) = $4,552.50
  • Platinum - Sub 25KG Remote Pilot Licence Course + Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC)+ Aeronautical Radio Certificate (AROC) – You pay $2,837.50 (Government pay $2,200) = $5,037.50

This fee includes absolutely everything: tuition, access to our Apple & Google Aps and 24/7 access to our Learning Management System, CASA Fees, Practical Training and support. 

This fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party such as an employer or rehabilitation consultant.

* Flight Crew  who hold current PPl, CPL, ATPL, RPL & HPL Licences can complete a conversion course to obtain their CASA Certified, Remote PIlots Licence (RePL).  In accordance with Regulations (MOS 2019), existing holders of Flight Crew Licences are required to complete any theory modules that they have not previously completed (they are exempt from doing the theory exam), however, they are required to attend a Practical Training and Assessment in order to meet the requirements for their Remote PIlots Licence. 

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