Whether you’re looking to move straight into the workforce, or to take an initial step in your tertiary education, an Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification can take you where you want to go.
Australia’s VET sector is based on a partnership between governments and industry. VET qualifications are provided by government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, as well as private institutions. Australian governments (federal and state) provide funding, develop policies, and contribute to regulation and quality assurance of the sector. Industry and employer groups contribute to training policies and priorities, and in developing qualifications that deliver skills to the workforce.
Many of our VET courses incorporate a period of on-site learning, which means you don’t just learn in a classroom, but get priceless industry experience in a genuine work environment. It’s real-world industry experience that ensures your qualifications fully prepare you for employment in your chosen industry.
In Australia, the quality of your education is guaranteed. In fact, the wellbeing of all international students, the quality of their educational experience, and the provision of up-to-date and accurate information is protected by law – under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. On top of this, a national VET Regulator – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – ensures the quality of our education to more than 1.2 million students – including some 230,000 international students involved in vocational education and training.
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The entry requirements for VET vary depending on the course you are interested in studying. While some require the completion of a certain level of education, others have no prerequisite.
Basic tests such as literacy and numeracy are necessary for the entry process of some courses in order to show that you have the ability to fulfil the standard of work that is expected of you. Interviews and portfolios may also be an entry requirement for more popular subjects, so make sure you’re prepared for these.
If you do not meet the specific entry requirements for your course, then you are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This allows for your previous work history and life experience to be considered and potentially recognised to meet the requirements. Note that all VET providers, such as TAFE SA, are designed to be highly accessible and welcoming for all individuals who wish to further their study.
As an international student, you must also have an approved student visa, meet the English language requirements, and have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
VET qualifications are outcome-based and focus on the occupational skills and competencies gained. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognises prior learning or current competence in the industry. This makes credit transfer easier and offers students flexible learning pathways. Qualifications range across four levels of certificates (Certificate I, II, III and IV), as well as Diploma courses and Advanced Diploma courses.
Your VET course will broaden your skills in a specialised area that teaches you the practical experience you'll need for the workplace. It will train you to design, plan, and execute the practical and technical aspects of your field in an industry context.
Listed below are the qualifications and possible career outcomes of Australian VET courses:
If you’re looking for an introduction to a new field, are looking to update your skills or haven’t studied in a while, a certificate is the perfect place for you to start.
These courses offer the basic knowledge, skills and training required in a specific industry. Put simply, the higher the certificate number, the higher the level of skill you will have when you graduate.
With a Certificate I, you will have knowledge and skills for initial work, while a Certificate IV will give you the practical and theoretical skills for more specialised skilled work.
Certificates vary in length from six months to two years, meaning they’re great if you want to jump straight into work.
If your goal is to specialise in a field or move into a more senior role in your industry, then a diploma may be perfect for you, as it provides you with a more thorough knowledge in your area of study. A diploma will prepare you for industry, business and paraprofessional careers.
A diploma can also be used as a pathway to further study, including a Bachelor’s degree. Some diplomas may allow you to transfer credits to another higher education course, giving you a head-start and shortening the length of your degree.
Diplomas usually take one to two years to complete with full-time study.
The biggest difference between a diploma and an advanced diploma is the extra time it takes to complete the more advanced learning. An advanced diploma is also an excellent pathway into a Bachelor’s degree.
Advanced diplomas take between 1.5 to two years of study to complete.
If you’re an international student that doesn’t quite have the requirements to enter an Australian university, or you want to try a specific course before undertaking a lengthy degree, you can use your VET qualification as a pathway to higher education. Those who complete a VET course with a Certificate IV and above are eligible to continue further study in the higher education sector. Depending on the course and entry requirements, VET can also provide prior learning credit to higher level qualifications, meaning you might be able to take a few years off your degree.
Vocational training courses are an extremely popular form of education in Australia among international students. Therefore, there are hundreds of providers and everyone can find the right course for themselves. Vocational courses are conducted at different levels of education, so no matter if you are just starting your adventure or already have a qualification in your chosen field, you will find the right school for you!
To make it easier for you to find the course that you want, we have divided them into the following 6 categories.
HEALTH, which includes Nursing, Public Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, Massage, Medicine, Veterinary, Dental, Aged Care, Childcare, Community & Social Services. Find out more health courses.
MANAGEMENT, which includes Business Management, International Business, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Agribusiness Management, Project Management, Leadership and Management, Banking, Marketing, Sustainability. Find out more Management courses.
IT, which includes Cyber Security, Data Management, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Software Development, Website Development, IT general, Networking, Business Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Game Programming, Telecommunication. Find out more IT courses.
DESIGN & MEDIA, which includes Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Landscape, Acting, 3d & Animation, Music & Audio, Digital Media, Film & Media. Find out more Design and Media courses.
HOSPITALITY, which includes International Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism, Events, Hospitality, Patisserie & Baking, Commercial Cookery. Find out more Hospitality courses.
TRADES & SPORTS, which includes Automotive, Building &Construction, Wall & Floor Tiling, Horticulture, Hairdressing, Carpentry, Beauty, Sports Development, Fitness, Yoga, Education
The duration of the VET courses are typically anywhere between 6-18 months each and you can be applied for them separately or package a few together.