Vocational Education & Training for Youth
VET Courses focus on teaching basic literacy and numeracy skills, vocational skills for particular occupations and semi-professional (known as ‘Para Professional training for lower-level roles in certain fields. They are available in a wide range of study areas, from accounting, business and design to engineering, health services and science. VET differs from higher education study because of its practical focus, shorter completion time and lower qualification levels.
If you are still at school, VET in Schools programs are great opportunities to commence study. They allow you to combine a vocational pathway with your schooling and work towards a qualification. Qualifications in the vocational education and training (VET) sector include certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, vocational graduate certificates and vocational graduate diplomas.
These courses provide graduates with the skills to:
How Will I Study?
Training for VET can be completed ‘on-the-job’ or ‘off-the-job’. On-the-job training occurs in the workplace as part of your work. An assessor will visit you regularly to check that you are meeting competencies. Off-the-job training occurs away from the workplace, sometimes outside of working hours. It may take place at a institute, school or private training centre.
Where Can I Study?
Vocational Education institutes are the main provider of VET, along with private registered training organisations (RTOS). RMET offers VET courses through Vocational Training Centres.
What Are The Most Popular VET Fields?
Some of the most VET popular areas include administration, business, retail, marketing and tourism, construction, utilities, community services and health, transport, mining, manufacturing, and technology. Within a field like business, you might specialize in business administration, human resources, legal services, management, or marketing and communications for small businesses.
Can I Work While Completing My Studies?
One of the best things about VET programs is flexibility. If you want to work while completing your qualification, you can opt for part-time study and choose a course that fits around your schedule. VET courses provide this possibility.