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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.