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.


Have You Been Working As a Barber & Want Your Skills Recognised?



Have You Been Working As a Hairdresser & Want Your Skills Recognised?



Are You An Employer Looking To Get Your Workers Skills Recognised?


If you have answered Yes to either question above enquire today  P: 55109 112 / 0408 981 784



T​​SAGT 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 con​​tribute 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.

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Can the entire qualification​​​​on 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:

  1. Can successfully complete a minimum of 60 per cent of the funded competencies in a priority trade qualification through recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  2. 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.

Please phone the friendly Team at Creative Edge Training for further information: 55 109 112 / 0408 981 784




Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Certificate II in Salon Assistant)


Creative Edge Training  is a pre-approved supplier for the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, delivering Certificate II in Salon Assistant to supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

The program has been implemented by the Queensland government to up skill and train participants in areas that have been identified as having a shortage of qualified workers in our state.


Enter a career as a salon assistant with this pre-apprenticeship qualification so you may gain the basic skills employers are looking for to establish your career as a qualified Hairdresser or Barber.

The personal services industry is set to expand in employment opportunities and is designed to teach you routine tasks and procedures as well as team and group work that shows employers you are dedicated to building a career in Hairdressing or Barbering.Our exceptional team of Educators maintain strong industry connections and keep up to date with the latest trends and styles. They are dedicated to passing on the basic knowledge and entry-level skills to help you build your career and progress on to further study. You’ll learn how to greet and prepare clients for salon services, communication as part of a salon team, and how to perform basic salon duties like shampoo and basin services, applying basic colors & dry hair to shape.


Do you need to contribute to the cost of training?
Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, students undertaking certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower-level vocational training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

Co Contribution fees

 Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet


Why choose CET

Creative Edge Training provides professional and real-world training environments with relevent Industry connections.

Learn from industry current Hairdressers & Barbers that will give you experience in a busy workplace that employers trust.