Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program
The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program aims to assess the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification and provide gap training of no more than one-third of the competencies to complete the trade qualification.
2015-16 Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training projects (XLSX, 35KB)
2014-15 Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training projects (XLS, 54KB)
2016-17 funding information
Who can apply for funding?
Department approved User Choice pre-qualified suppliers who have industry and employer support for the program and can demonstrate the capacity to manage the provision of technical training based on industry specific standards to enter the relevant trade occupation.
What is funded?
The program supports eligible participants to access a subsidised training place under the
Annual VET Investment Plan.
Funding is available for trade skills assessments and the subsequent gap training to enable eligible participants to complete a priority trade qualification.
How are applications assessed?
Applications are assessed against set criteria. Applicants must demonstrate their capacity to manage the proposed project. Information on the Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program Policy 2016-17 (PDF, 137KB or
How can organisations apply for funding?
Applications may be submitted at any time between 1 October 2016 and 5pm, 31 March 2017. Applications submitted after 31 March 2017 may be considered when accompanied by a detailed business case addressing emerging needs or government priorities and strong evidence of employer commitment.
Frequently asked questions
frequently asked questions about the Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program and applying for funding through the program.