Vocational literally means ‘work’ or ‘career’ so if you decide to study a course in the Vocational Education and Training sector (VET), your studies will offer a pathway to move quickly into the work force as well as being a stepping-stone to tertiary education.
VET courses are provided largely through accredited Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) such as TAFE and Private Colleges and there are thousands of VET courses offered in Australia, with a variety of qualifications possible to obtain, such as Certificates I to IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Vocational Diplomas or Graduate Certificates as well as English Language Courses.
VET courses will enable you to develop specific skills set related to the industry you would like to work in, as well as providing you with practical hands on training as well as classroom time. Some of the most popular TAFE courses offered in Australia include;
- Business and Management
- Communications and information technology
- Design and the arts
- Engineering & building
- Hospitality and tourism
- Sports & recreation
Generally the entry requirements for VET courses are:
– English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5
– Academic requirements of a high school qualification equivalent to at least an Australian high school grade 10-12
If you’d like to know more about VET courses in Australia and what your options may be, then contact us today to organise your free consultation.