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?
- School and higher education assessments are graded but VET will assess your competency in a task.
- This means that your assessment is simply about whether you can complete the task to the necessary standard and does not involve comparing you with others.
- What you learn during VET is going to be highly relevant to what you’ll need to know on-the-job.
- Qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited and are being regularly updated to make sure you’re learning the latest skills and techniques.
- Your trainers will have real-world experience in the courses they teach.
Whether you complete a training package or an accredited course, you’ll be able to show that qualification anywhere in Australia and it will mean something to an employer.
You’ll train with nationally registered providers, so you can be sure the training you receive is of the highest quality.
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.
When you graduate at this level you will have the basic foundation skills. Generally this level has a focus on building reading, writing and maths skills to prepare you for a higher level qualification.
When you graduate at this level you will have foundation skills or basic technical skills and knowledge to undertake mainly routine work. Qualifications at this level are generally aimed at preparing you for a higher level industry entry course.
When you graduate at this industry entry level you will have of a broad range of knowledge and technical skills needed in a range of different contexts to undertake skilled work.
When you graduate at this level you will have of a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake technical skilled work including supervision and leadership.
When you graduate at this level you will be able to apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a range of different contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work.
When you graduate at this level you will be able to apply specialised knowledge in a range of different contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work.