The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) 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 40 per cent of the funded competencies to complete the trade qualification.
The program aims to recognise the skills of individuals who can demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in at least two thirds of competencies / subjects in a chosen priority trade qualification.
The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program is ideal for those who have been doing the job, but lacking the recognised qualification. It provides formal recognition of skills giving workers the chance of gaining a competitive edge in today’s employment market.
- MEM30305 CERTIFICATE III in ENGINEERING FABRICATION TRADE (light fabrication-sheet metal, boilermaking / welding)
- MEM30205 CERTIFICATE III in ENGINEERING MECHANICAL TRADE (mechanical refrigeration & air conditioning, mechanical diesel fitting, fitting & turning, machining)
- SIT30816 CERTIFICATE III in COMMERCIAL COOKERY
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To be eligible to undertake a TSAGT funded qualification, a student must be:
- a Queensland resident aged 21 years or over
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
- not have previously completed a trade qualification in the relevant industry
- a skilled or experienced but unqualified worker with at least 12 months full time employment in their relevant industry within a 2 year period
- able to demonstrate substantial competency in their trade and require gap training in no more than 40% of the units in the qualification
- The Student Contribution Fees (SCF) for the TSAGT program are outlined below. These fees will vary depending on the specific units that are granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer (CT) during the program. The Student Contribution Fee is only applicable for units that are deemed to require gap training. Concession rates may apply for participants who:
- hold a Health Care concession care or Pensioner concession card (or are the partner or a dependant of a person who does)
- are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Axial's Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program Student Contribution Fees:
Non-Concession - $1.60 per Nominal Hour, Concession - $0.64 per Nominal Hour
An example of the fees associated with each qualification is detailed below, please be advised that these fees are indicative only and will vary based on qualification streams and specific units granted RPL/CT. Your Axial consultant will discuss these fees with you prior to enrolment to ensure you are aware of any potential costs.
MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical): Average Total Nominal Hours = 960, Average Total SCF = $1,536 (Concession $614.40), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $614.40 (Concession $245.76)
MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication): Average Total Nominal Hours = 1010, Average Total SCF = $1,616 (Concession $646.40), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $646.40 (Concession $258.56)
SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery: Average Total Nominal Hours = 820, Average Total SCF = $1,312 (Concession $524.80), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $524.80 (Concession $209.92)
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