Work Skills will map all your experiences, skills obtained, and years spent doing the job against the qualification requirements so you can complete your qualification.
Your qualification may be subsidised through the Queensland Government Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program.
This is a nationally-accredited qualification achieved predominantly through a Recognition of Prior Learning with 100% support to succeed from Work Skills.
You don't need a job to enrol; the Trade Skills Assessment uses skills and knowledge you have acquired from previous jobs.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program is a Government funded program designed to offer eligible Queenslanders that have substantial trade and industry experience, the opportunity to complete a priority trade qualification. The program targets most, but not all, trades that have been declared as a restricted calling in Queensland.
The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program is eligible for Government funding opportunities however where funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, gap training is set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency which is to be calculated at the commencement of course.
To be eligible for the Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program, an apprentice or trainee must:
Be aged 21 years of age or over
Permanently reside in Queensland
Be an Australian citizen, or Australian permanent resident, Refugee and Humanitarian Visa Holder, 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
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