Trade Skill Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT)
The Queensland Government have recognised there are skill shortages in our industry and are funding training for eligible participants.
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TSAGT Program frequently asked questions
Are participants eligible if they have already completed a trade qualification?
Participants who have previously completed a trade qualification that is not in ‘the same industry area’ are eligible. For the purposes of the TSAGT Program, the same industry area is defined as a qualification within the same national training package.
Permission may be sought from the department to recruit participants outside of the eligibility criteria when accompanied by a business case addressing emerging skilling needs and verified evidence of employers’ commitment.
Do participants need to contribute to the cost of the training?
Yes. Participants will be required to contribute to the cost of their gap training only – at the rate of $1.60 per nominal hour or, where eligible, at the User Choice concessional rate. Please see attached Contribution fees form.
Participants are not required to contribute to the recognition of prior learning component of TSAGT.
Can the entire qualificationon be completed through recognition of prior learning?
No. Gap training of one or more units of competency must occur.
Can the entire recognition of prior learning component of the program be completed through credit transfer?
No. While credit transfers can be reported under the program, a claim consisting entirely of credit transfers is not payable under the TSAGT agreement.
Who is eligible to receive training?
The TSAGT Program targets individuals assessed as demonstrating substantial competency in a priority trade qualification.
Eligible participants will be skilled individuals who:
- Can successfully complete a minimum of 60 per cent of the funded competencies in a priority trade qualification through recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- Require gap training in no more than 40 per cent of the funded competencies of a priority trade qualification to enable completion of the qualification.
Participants must also:
- Be 21 years of age or over
- Permanently reside in Queensland
- Be an Australian citizen, or Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), 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, that is, a qualification within the same national training package
- Not currently be an apprentice or trainee as defined in the Further Education and Training Act 2014.
Selection of participants is at the discretion of funded organisations in close collaboration with industry and is subject to the above eligibility criteria.
Permission to recruit participants outside of these criteria needs to be sought from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) in writing.