VET is a great option for further education, as it provides nationally recognised, industry developed training. We’ve developed a Complete Guide to VET to help students looking to enter the workforce, or those who are looking to upskill or change careers completely.Browse Courses Today
What Does VET Stand For?
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training.
What is VET?
Vocational Training is an education system that focuses on preparing students and providing them with the skills and knowledge that are essential to entering the workforce, changing careers, upgrading skills or moving into further education. VET works with the government, TAFE and RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) to help build students’ professional toolkit to advance their career. VET offers more cost-effective and time-efficient routes for students, so that they can enter the workforce without the lengthy, costly processes that many other forms of education are infamous for.
What is VET Fee Help and VET Student Loans?
VET FEE-HELP was the Government loan scheme that supports eligible students in paying their education fees for VET courses that are a diploma-level qualification or higher. This loan scheme now is known as VET Student Loans. VET Student Loan courses are only accessible to students who have chosen to study with approved providers that offer this scheme. To find out if your provider offers VET Student Loans, submit an enquiry on a course you are interested in studying and you will be put in touch with the provider to provide you with this information.
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List of VET Courses
These courses are designed to provide training and knowledge around a specific industry area. The degree of training ranges from entry-level knowledge, to more advanced skills and even supervisory and management study areas. The duration of a certificate course ranges from six months to two years.
This qualification level develops students’ specialised skill set, to be applied in a variety of industry-specific workplace contexts. It can also be used as a pathway to further education. The duration of a diploma is generally one to two years of full-time study.
This course type teaches an advanced level of applied skills in areas such as building and construction, IT and engineering. The duration of an advanced diploma is approximately eighteen months to two years of full-time study.
This qualification type is comparable to a higher education graduate certificate and diploma – this has been designed to ensure students adopt an advanced skill set that covers a range of knowledge areas that will complement future roles in the workplace
Where Are VET Courses Offered?
VET courses are offered through both public and private RTOs, generally via TAFE and private providers. Along with these institutions, VET training is also accessible through participating schools, as well as external community educational centres.
VET Entry Requirements
To be eligible to enter the VET system for further study, students are usually required to have completed a degree of study that is equivalent to Year 10, 11 or 12. Also, depending on the industry area, some creative courses that include design or art may also need a submission of a portfolio to be considered. Other requirements may need to be fulfilled, depending on the course provider and nature of study. To find out this information, it is best to contact your course provider via an enquiry form.
Higher Education Pathways
If you are looking to pursue higher education but do not meet the entry requirements, VET training can help. VET courses that are at the certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma level once completed, can offer students with a pathway to meet the higher education sector’s entry requirements. Also, depending on the course type, some VET courses may offer credit towards a higher education course. This means that you may not need to complete the full duration of a course, as you’ve already covered some elements in your previous studies. Of course, this is all subjective to the institution and qualification, so it is important to check the finer details regarding pathways and credit procedures with the institution of your choice.
VET Courses Online and Other Study Methods
One of the key factors that makes Vocational Training so accessible, is the wide range of study methods offered by VET. With plenty of courses available online, as well as in class and a mixture of both, there is a course option to suit the needs of every student and their schedule.
Learn to help others resolve difficult issues through counselling A counsellor’s role is to facilitate the resolution of issues, whilst respecting a person’s values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice. Counselling provides a regu...
Diploma of Community Services CHC52015
This course is ideal for those seeking a career in a general welfare setting. Workers in this role are usually involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or health promotion and community development projects. They also work closely wi...
- Early Intervention Coordinator
- Case Manager
- Family Support Worker
- Pastoral Care Counsellor
- Senior Youth Officer/Chaplain
- Social Welfare Work
- Program Coordinator
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015
This course covers the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using...
- Nurse’s Aide
- Aged Care Assistant
- Personal Care Giver
- Respite Care Worker
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
This course reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an...
- Professional Nanny
- Assistant Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
- Preschool Aide
- Family Day Care Educator
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015
Working with people with disabilities can be a very rewarding career and this course is a great option for those wishing to gain entry into the industry. Trained and skilled disability workers are increasingly in demand in the community services indust...
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- In-Home Respite Care Worker
- Community Access Coordinator
- Personal Care Assistant
- Community Care Worker
- Disability Support Officer
- Residential Care Support Worker
- Disability Support Worker