ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

2018 Budget — Jobs and skills expenditure


The 2018 Australian Government Budget provides funding to support businesses to create jobs for Australians, including older Australians.

Supporting Older Workers In The Workforce —

A major focus is on supporting people aged over 55 to move into the workforce.

The Government will roll out the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program to Australians aged 45 to 70. Through individually tailored assessments and referrals, the Skills Checkpoint will provide workers with advice on how to best use their existing skills in the workforce, or identify opportunities for upskilling. Individuals who would benefit from additional workforce support and training opportunities will be eligible for a range of additional services, including tailored advice for job applications and follow-up coaching.

The Skills and Training Incentive will provide up to $2000 per worker to fund reskilling opportunities for eligible individuals aged 45 to 70, to be matched by either the individual or the employer. Workers aged 45 to 70 who have completed the Skills Checkpoint, and are currently in employment, but have been assessed as possibly susceptible to job loss, will be eligible for the matched incentive. Participants will work with Skills Checkpoint assessors to source appropriate training. Employers will benefit from this initiative as it lowers the cost of investing in skills development.

This update was issued on 9 May 2017 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy (including passage of the supporting legislation through the parliament) and also compliance obligations. It is recommended that expert advice be sought before taking action based upon the information presented here.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to ensure that the initiatives within the 2018 Australian Government budget support the dental industry, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-TCPC Trade & Commercial Policy Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to ensure that the Australian Government budget supports the dental industry, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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