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A quick intro to Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for work.

VET provides the skills to help people join the workforce for the first time, re-join the workforce after a break, upgrade skills in their chosen field or move into a different career.

The VET sector includes the following types of courses and qualifications:

Certificate I to IV: These courses provide introductory skills and training. They teach industry-specific knowledge and skills in communication, literacy and numeracy and teamwork. They vary in length from six months to two years.

Diploma: Diplomas prepare 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. Students can complete some advanced diploma courses at university level. Advanced diplomas vary in length from one and a half to two years of full-time study.

Vocational graduate certificate/diploma: The vocational graduate certificate and diploma are the equivalent of the higher education graduate certificate and diploma. They provide high-level employment-related skills and knowledge. The graduate certificate usually requires six months to a year of full-time study, and the graduate diploma usually requires one to two years of full-time study.

English language courses: VET providers may also offer English language courses, which range in length from around four to 48 weeks.

Australian Technical and Management College offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs in the fields of Information Technology, Business courses, Early Childhood Education and Care and English courses.


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