VET is study and training that enables students to gain qualifications for employment; it is designed to help you get the skills you need to enter and succeed in the workplace. VET is not just for traditional trades; it encompasses hundreds of different occupations and industries including accounting, retail, hospitality, technology and the arts.
VET provides high-quality, nationally recognised training. The VET sector is based on strong partnerships between governments, VET institutions and industry bodies. Governments provide funding, develop policies, and provide regulation and quality assurance of the sector. Industry and employer groups contribute to training policies and priorities, and the development of qualifications to deliver skills to the workforce.
Australia’s VET sector is flexible, with multiple pathways to and from Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications. VET can be undertaken in schools, in the workplace, and in registered training organisations. Modes of delivery include full-time, part-time, online education, distance education, apprenticeships, traineeships and through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
A vocational education and training (VET) qualification is a formal certification awarded by a training provider in recognition of the successful completion of an occupational or work-related knowledge and skills-based educational program.
All VET qualifications must be listed on the National Register, training.gov.au.
Visit the Australian Qualifications Framework website for more information regarding VET qualifications.