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What is VET?

VET gets you job-ready

VET is vocational education and training that gets you job-ready and builds skills to support your career.

This is learning developed by industry and focuses on the technical skills and capabilities you’ll need to know on-the-job.

You’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification based on the skills industry need and help you to reach your goals.

It’s for everyone

Anyone can study VET

VET could be for you if you're:

  • already working and wishing to upskill or retrain
  • looking to have your skills recognised
  • keen to re-join the workforce after taking a break
  • a secondary school student
  • a recent school leaver
  • someone who left school a long time ago or maybe even left early

Whoever you are, VET could be your key to a rewarding career.

Discover the benefits

Enrol in a VET course, and you can:

  • receive fee concessions for eligible students from the government*
  • earn money on-the-job while you learn (known as a traineeship or apprenticeship)
  • gain technical skills
  • get real-life-experience
  • obtain a competency-based qualification
  • get the latest industry knowledge
  • strengthen your employment opportunities.

If this sounds good, VET could offer a great pathway for you.

* Talk to us today to find out if you’re eligible.

What’s different about VET?

VET has some important differences to other types of study and training.

Spark some inspiration

Our Career Inspiration Tool is a quick and easy way to discover VET Pathway occupations based on your passions and interests.

You can then discover the demand, skills and training needed for your possible future career.

VET qualification levels

There are many levels of study in VET. The level that’s right for you will depend on the skills you want to learn and your career-goals. To give you an idea of how this works in the real world, most Certificate III level which qualify you to work independently at an entry level in your chosen field.


Still at school?

VET can help you get a head-start on your career-path while you’re completing SACE. There are a few different ways you can study VET while you’re at school.

Keen to do a short course?

Curious and feeling ready to grow? Short courses are a great way to reach your career goals.