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Benefits of VET

VET qualifications will stand you in good stead to take on your chosen career. They focus on the occupational skills and competencies you’ll need.

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Whether you're a student or already in the workforce, VET has something for you

Your VET course will broaden your skills in a specialised area and teach 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 within an industry context.

Qualifications range across four levels of certificates (Certificate I, II, III and IV), as well as Diploma courses and Advanced Diploma courses.

There are many professions that are delivered through VET that may surprise you, and ones with strong job prospects.

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A VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Nursing provides students with the skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector.

Enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialised, technical and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialisation. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organisational quality processes.

Jobs of Tomorrow scholarships may be available to students undertaking this qualification.

A VET qualification in health can set you up for a career in a range of occupations, such as dental hygiene, optometry, pharmacy, disability services, mental health and aged-care, to fitness training, sports science, lifestyle coaching and nutrition. With over 75 Vocational and Training (VET) qualifications, there is sure to be health career just right for you.

A VET qualification in Early Childcare Education and Care provides students with the skills required to design and implement curriculums for early childhood education and care services.  They work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

A VET qualification in the Finance or Accounting remit offers students a chance to work on their leadership skills and learn how to apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously in a finance setting. Jobs may include an Accountant, Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, Financial Broker or a Financial Investments Advisor.

A VET qualification in the Design field offers students a wide range of industries in which they can learn to apply their technical skills, from construction and the built environment to IT/multimedia to fashion. Jobs may include an Architectural, Building & Surveying Technician, Graphic or Web Designer, or Fashion Designer.

A VET qualification in the management arena offers students a chance to work on their leadership skills and learn how to apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills in a business setting. Jobs include management positions in retail, restaurants, call centres, distribution centres and large businesses.

A VET qualification in the Agricultural area offers students a chance to engage in outdoor work such as cultivating land, growing plants, soil testing or raising stock. Jobs may include a Livestock Farm Worker, Agricultural Technician or farm owner/operator.


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Where a vocational education can take you

Vocational education and training (VET) institutions specialise in providing students with hands-on experience and real-world skills to help them pursue their chosen careers.

Our courses cover a wide array of industries and the myriad job opportunities that exist within each.

These courses include administration, retail, tourism & hospitality, community services & health, transport, technology, construction, utilities, mining and manufacturing.


Benefits of VET

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Real-life stories from VET students. Hear first-hand about their experiences studying VET.

They come from all across the state, from rural communities, coastal towns and metropolitan areas. They travel from interstate or overseas, and learn on campus, online and in the workplace. They’ve studied short courses, certificates, apprenticeships, diplomas, degrees and foundation studies. They’ve experienced full-time study, juggled work with part-time study or followed flexible courses to suit their lifestyles.

Rebecca Marconie
Tyrone Pynor
Donna Colombini

Rebecca Marconie

Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events

Tyrone Pynor

Business Services

Donna Colombini

VET Trainer/Teacher

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Rebecca dabbled in many industries before she enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events at the Design Centre, Enmore.

Rebecca was recently given the chance to put her knowledge to the test when designing and building the stage and light show for the end of year graduation ceremonies at TAFE. She created a spectacular space for the students and their guests to celebrate in.

Her crowd-stopping installations in Martin Place were featured in this year’s Vivid Sydney Festival. Rebecca is excited by the future opportunities that are ahead of her and will never forget how TAFE unlocked her love of design.

Everyone needs direction in life. They need a goal to work towards.

When Tyrone Pynor began his school-based traineeship with the National Australia Bank he saw it as an opportunity to gain the skills that’d help him make decisions about where he wanted to take his career. During his time at the NAB Merrylands branch in western Sydney, he excelled in all aspects of banking services and gained a great understanding of financial products and services. He impressed with his attention to detail, approachability with customers and staff plus his commitment to excellence in all that he did. So much so that he was awarded 2016 School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year. And the understanding of financial services Tyrone has now gained helped him decide on a career path.

‘My future has never looked brighter,’ he said.

Donna always wanted to be a teacher and help people. While working full time as a hairdresser, she decided to take an Apprenticeship in Teaching. She felt she could achieve her passion by training VET students to become hairdressers. The challenges Donna had as an apprentice herself enables her to relate to the students and help them learn. Donna’s main highlights are seeing her students graduate and she has also been awarded the VET Trainer /Teacher 2016 winner. You can watch her story on YouTube.

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