Vocational education and training (VET) opens the door to hundreds of real world and in-demand careers to start, advance or change your career path.

What is VET?

VET is nationally recognised training delivered by training providers to help people gain workplace specific skills and knowledge.

VET is a mix of hands-on training and study focused on learning practical skills to get people ready for work.

VET can help you:

  • start work for the first time
  • restart work after an absence 
  • train or re-train for a new job 
  • advance your skills. 

VET courses and qualifications

VET offers thousands of qualifications in all kinds of careers and industries.

You can study certificates I, II, III and IV, diplomas and advanced diplomas. Training providers including TAFE colleges, adult and community education providers, group training companies, private providers and high schools deliver VET.

To search VET courses and find which training providers deliver the course you want to do, see Find a training course.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Through VET, you can also do an apprenticeship or traineeship which lets you earn a wage, learn skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.

For more information, see Apprentices and trainees.

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