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VET is focused on equipping your students, no matter how they choose to study, with skills that make them employable now and into the future.

Why VET?

VET provides courses to meet tomorrow’s job requirements

It is predicted today’s school leaver will have 17 jobs across 5 careers in their lifetime. The demands of an ever-changing workforce suggest our young people will be retraining, upskilling, changing careers or shifting from employment to self-employment and back again several times over their working lives.

VET offers the flexibility and range of options to meet the future challenges and needs of employers, and provide students with the transferrable skills they’ll need throughout their careers.

Industry skills

VET partners with leading companies all over NSW

VET courses produce job-ready graduates with the skills businesses want.

Despite university enrolments rising, the number of university graduates in full-time employment after graduation continues to fall. In contrast, VET graduates are experiencing higher employment rates than their university peers.

This is because employers all over Australia hold VET qualifications in high regard. They know our graduates have completed a structured program designed by industry experts that has coached them through the skills employers want.

VET qualifications are available in all occupations that are reporting a shortage of labour. VET can equip school leavers with the experience, skills, specialist qualifications, and licenses necessary to meet this skills demand. And there are VET courses for nine out of the ten occupations predicted to have the greatest new job growth over the next five years.


Choosing the right path

VET courses are tailored to meet the needs of future jobs

Help students choose the right path

There is a range of tools and information available to career advisors to help choose the right VET path for students.

Have a look at the Tools & Resources available on this website.

You can also get information about VET opportunities from specialists in your respective school sector:

  • Independent Schools – Contact the Independent Schools Association, Ph 9299 2845
  • Catholic Schools - Contact your local Diocesan Catholic Education Office RTO Manager/VET Manager
  • NSW Public Schools – Contact your regional VET Co-ordinator

There are many professions that are delivered through VET that may surprise you, and ones with strong job prospects. Have a look at some of the training areas available to students listed below.


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 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 areas of finance or accounting offers students a chance to work on their leadership skills and learn how to apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills in a finance setting. Jobs include an Accountant, Accounting Clerk, Bookeeper, Financial Broker or a Financial Investments Advisor.

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 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 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 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.

Employers want to invest in the future

Invest in the future skills needs of your business and industry by hiring a VET graduate, apprentice or trainee today. Research shows there is a direct connection between vocational training and increased workplace diversity, employee loyalty and cooperative productivity. 

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