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WHAT IS VET?

VET courses are Vocational Education and Training courses. These types of courses provide training on specific industry related skills that are required to begin employment in a variety of sectors. VET courses are available in a variety of levels and durations. Here is some information about VET courses.

Certificate I-IV

These courses are designed to provide introductory skills and training. They provide industry-specific knowledge and skills in communication, literacy and numeracy, and teamwork. They vary in length from six months to one year.

Diploma

A diploma course prepares students for industry, enterprise and paraprofessional careers. Diplomas typically require one to two years of full-time study.

Advanced diploma

An advanced diploma provides a high level of practical skills for advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in areas such as accounting, building design and engineering. Some advanced diploma courses can also be completed at university level. Advanced diplomas vary in length from 18 months to two years of full-time study.

TAFE

The TAFE sector is the largest education and training sector in Australia. It offers an extensive range of courses that cover a wide range of subject areas and provide practical skills and training for a huge variety of career possibilities. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes are government-funded Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). They offer practically oriented Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that are designed to give students the appropriate skills, training and qualifications they need for the workforce.

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

Private and Specialist colleges offer courses in almost every area of study, usually at certificate, diploma and advanced diploma level. These courses are often designed to teach practical skills you can use in the workforce. Many private and specialist colleges have credit transfer arrangements with universities as a pathway to higher education.

REQUIREMENT

English Entry requirement: Academic IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (Some require Academic IELTS 6.0 / 6.5)

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