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Vocational educational training

What is VET

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. It is a learning option for young people in the senior phase of learning.
Participating in VET can:
  1. provide credit points towards the attainment of a Queensland Certificate of Education External Link, and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification
  2. support young people's transitions to employment, vocational and higher education pathways.
 
Other benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to):
  • obtaining practical experience from work
  • gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate
  • developing employability skills
  • developing and improving interpersonal skills
  • allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.
 
Young people can access VET in a number of ways including:
  • Accessing training funding by the VET in Schools (VETiS)
  • Undertaking VET training offered by the school
  • Through a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Privately undertaking training (Paid)
  • Traineeships and Apprenticeships

    School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs) allow senior phase of learning students to engage in work while studying for their Senior Certificate.