Vocational Training Courses
Vocational Training Courses in Australia, called VET (Vocational Education and Training) are training courses provided by accredited Australian Education bodies. The courses have a strong focus on the practical side of the profession of your choice. VET courses are a perfect option for those of you who want to get professional training within a few months and be ready to enter the Australian labour market.
What can I study?
- Business administration
- Sport Management
- Project Management
- Hospitality Management
- Tourism Management
- Event Management
- Commercial Cooking
- Public Health
- Social Studies
- Information Technologies
- Digital Media
- Game Programming
- 3D Design
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Communication Design or Visual Communications
- Film & Media
This list is not exhaustive. If you can’t see your dream profession on this list, please talk to us and we will definitely guide you to the right course.
Why should I study a VET course?
- Vocational Training lasts from 9 months to 3 years.
- You’ll get the visa for the duration of the course.
- The courses take place two times per week but you are usually required to attend at least once a week.
- The courses start 4-8 times a year.
- The vocational courses are divided into terms. Each term lasts 12 weeks – 9 weeks of training and 3 weeks of term holiday. Christmas and summer holidays are 6-8 weeks long.
- The course fees range from 5000-8000 AUD a year. You can pay in full or per term (every 3 months) – 1250-2000 AUD per term.
AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK (AQF) LEVELS
If you want to do Vocational training in Australia, you can choose from thousands of courses which are divided into levels. Once you complete one level you can move on to the next one. Remember that you don’t need to start with Certificate I, if you already have previous education and qualifications. Most vocational courses in Australia start with Certificate III or IV and in some cases you can even start with a vocational diploma.
VET courses for international students in Australia can be one of the first steps towards a permanent residence visa. When deciding on VET training, you can check whether the profession of your choice is on the list of the most desirable professions in Australia.
Certificate I courses provide you with knowledge and skills in a specific industry field at a basic level. You will get an initial introduction to your profession and will learn how to apply knowledge and skills in the work environment. On top of that at Certificate I training will help you develop skills in communication, literacy, numeracy and teamwork.
Certificate II level will equip you with basic knowledge and skills in a specific field of industry as well as factual, technical and procedural knowledge. You will not only develop basic cognitive and communication skills but also learn to evaluate and take specific actions in the workplace. Completion of VET training at this level will enable you to solve basic problems using correct tools, methods and materials in the work environment.
Certificate III level provides you with a wide range of theoretical, procedural and technical knowledge which allows you to perform routine professional activities. VET training at this level will provide you with industry skills and deeper knowledge of communication so that you can make decisions independently and accept limited liability. Completion of Certificate III level will ensure that you have enough cognitive, technical and communication skills to allow you to freely solve more complex problems using the right tools, methods and materials in the work environment.
Certificate IV level is the last one before starting a vocational diploma. Completion of this level will provide you with extensive substantive and technical knowledge so you can perform specialist work in a chosen profession. VET training at the Certificate IV level will ensure you have a wide range of communication, cognitive and technical skills and can carry out complete routine activities as well as find solutions to unpredictable problems in the workplace.
Diploma level helps you to develop your specialised skills which can be applied in a variety of industry work contexts. The Vocational Diploma prepares you for an industrial, entrepreneurial and professional career. During the course, you will develop specialised skills that you will be able to apply in various industry work contexts. Completion of the Vocational Diploma will enable you to independently evaluate and analyse information as well as provide solutions to complex problems. Diplomas generally take between one to two years of full-time study.
Advanced Diploma equips you with an advanced level or practical and substantive skills in various fields of study – construction, IT, engineering, accounting and management. Some of these courses can be completed at the university level. Advanced Diploma level provides you with broad cognitive, communication and technical skills. You will be able to analyse information, interpret and determine solutions to complex problems as well as share your knowledge with other colleagues.