Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training
The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) program aims to assess the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification.
The TSAGT program's principal aims are to minimise current and potential trade skills shortages, address emerging trade skills needs in the economy or in communities, and support individual career advancement within industries and enable individuals to attain a qualification in a priority trade area.
TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program.
There are two parts to this program – a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL), and gap training.
We will use RPL to carefully assess what you already know and can do. We will look at past qualifications, current work and life experience. Once we know what skills you do have, we can determine if you need to do any additional training – called gap training – to complete the qualification.
Take a look at the eligible list of qualifications below, and get in touch with us for more information.
What will it cost
The Queensland Government will fund the costs for the RPL process. Through this program you may be able to RPL a majority of your chosen qualification. Most of the gap training costs will also be covered – you will only need to make a minimal contribution of $1.60 per hour of gap training.
You may be required to pay for any enrolment charges i.e. identification card, tuition fees, service fees, material fees and any other costs associated with delivering the training and assessment.
Am I eligible?
This program may be right for you if you can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification. To be eligible participants must be able to:
- successfully complete a minimum of 60 per cent of the qualification through RPL and;
- require gap training for a minimum of one unit, but no more than 40 per cent of the funded competencies of the qualification.
Participants must also:
- Be aged 21 years of age or over
- Permanently reside in Queensland
- Be an Australian citizen, or Australian permanent resident, Refugee and Humanitarian Visa Holder, temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
- Not have previously completed a trade qualification in the same industry area
- Not be working for a government department or agency
- Not currently be an apprentice or trainee as defined in the Further Education and Training Act 2014.
Information about funding
This program is funded by the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT). Funding is paid directly to TAFE Queensland. Where funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees.