VET courses are designed to deliver workplace-specific skills and knowledge for a wide range of careers and industries, from finance, healthcare and retail to agriculture, construction and hospitality.
VET courses are highly valued by students, parents and employers. They provide authentic, applied learning that is practical and work-based and helps students prepare for their transition to post-school work and further study. Students choose VET courses for a wide range of reasons.
Some may want to maximise their ATAR for university entrance; some may wish to gain a head start with their trade training while at school, and others wish to develop skills that are relevant to their personal interests.
Yes. All VET courses have to be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which can be a school, TAFE or private provider. VET courses delivered to secondary students have dual accreditation – they are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
NESA VET courses are either:
Yes. Many students aiming for university undertake VET courses for their HSC and can achieve excellent results in their VET course examination.