Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

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Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) Program Is a Queensland Government subsidized program that 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.

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.

To be eligible, 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.

Eligible Qualifications List

AUR30316 - Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
AUR30616 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
AUR31116 - Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
AUR31216 - Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
AUR31516 - Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology
AUR32116 - Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology
AUR32416 - Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology
MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)
MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Maintenance - Diesel Fitting)
MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Maintenance - Fitting and/or Turning)
MEM30205 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Machining)
MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing)
MEM30305 - Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)
MEM30405 - Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade
MEM40105 - Certificate IV in Engineering

TSAGT Program frequently asked questions