Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training

Have you got the skills but never obtained that trade qualification? Now is the time to obtain your formal qualification. CQUniversity can help you reach this goal thanks to funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) Program gives eligible Queenslanders with substantial industry experience the opportunity to complete a priority trade qualification.
The program involves:

  • assessing the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification
  • providing gap training of no more than 40 per cent of the funded competencies to complete the trade qualification.

In addition to supporting Queenslanders to achieve a priority trade qualification, the program aims to:

  • minimise current and potential trade skills shortages
  • address emerging trade skills needs in the economy or in communities
  • support individual career advancement within industries

Recognition of Prior Learning: There are no fees with the RPL units as they are fully funded by Queensland Government
Gap training: $1.60 per nominal hour and apply concession where meet requirements at time of admission

You can receive subsidy training if you meet the following criteria:

  • successfully complete a minimum of 60 % of the qualification through RPL
  • require gap training for a minimum of one unit, but no more than 40 % of the funded competencies of the qualification
  • be aged 21 years of age or over
  • permanently reside in Queensland

And must be:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • be a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • be a refugee and humanitarian visa holder
  • a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen

And must:

  • 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.

Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) needs to be finalised by the 31st of December 2020 to receive funding under this agreement.

This program is funded by the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT). Where funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees.

For more information, visit the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website, or call 13 27 86