Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) program applicant FAQs
Who can apply for funding?
Department of Education and Training (DET) approved 2017-18 User Choice pre-qualified suppliers (1) with an eligible scope of registration and (2) links to employers willing to upskill employees or employ graduates on completion of the program, are eligible to apply.
How much funding can be applied for?
There is no minimum amount of funding per application. Funding is provided at the rate of $2000 per participant for recognition of prior learning and $2700 per participant to deliver the gap training required, as outlined in the Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program Policy.
Are participants eligible if they have already completed a trade qualification?
Participants who have previously completed a trade qualification, not in 'the same industry area', may be eligible. For the purposes of TSAGT, the same industry area is defined as a qualification within the same national training package.
Permission may also be sought from the department to recruit participants outside of the eligibility criteria when accompanied by a detailed business case addressing emerging needs and verified evidence of employers' commitment. It is recommended that requests to recruit outside the eligibility criteria are submitted with the application for funding.
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.
Participants are not required to contribute to the recognition of prior learning component of TSAGT.
What qualifications are funded under the program?
The definition of a priority trade qualification does not incorporate every qualification declared and listed as an apprenticeship or traineeship in the User Choice 2017-18 qualifications and price list.
The program targets those apprenticeships that have been declared as a restricted calling in Queensland. Refer to the Queensland Training Information Service for further information.
Can the entire qualification be completed through recognition of prior learning?
No. Gap training of one or more units of competency must occur.
How will I know if my application has been received?
On submitting your application you will receive an acknowledgement email advice. Please contact VETInvestment@det.qld.gov.au if you did not receive this email confirmation.
How will I know if I am successful in gaining funding?
All applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application.
If we are unsuccessful, can we apply again in the future?
Being unsuccessful does not necessarily exclude or disqualify your organisation from applying to the department for TSAGT again in the future.