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Mythbusters

There are some things you need to know about VET

  • Employment

    Myth 1: University graduates find work more easily than VET graduates.

    Reality: VET graduates achieve a higher employment rate than bachelor degree graduates. While 73% of bachelor degree graduates secure full-time employment (2018), 77% of VET graduates are employed after training, increasing to 91% for trade apprenticeship or traineeship graduates.

  • The workforce

    Myth 2: VET is no longer relevant in a globally competitive world.

    Reality: VET is readily adapting to changing workforce needs. The Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business (2019) found that the VET sector currently provides training for 8 out of 10 occupations predicted to have the greatest growth of new jobs over the five years to May 2023. Read about 10 great jobs available through VET courses, traineeships or fee-free apprenticeships.