If you are looking for practical, hand-on training, or have a particular career in mind and would like to qualify for a specific job or trade, you may undertake VET qualifications to meet industry requirements or to increase your chances of gaining employment. VET is not just for traditional trades; it encompasses hundreds of different occupations and industries including accounting, retail, hospitality, technology and the arts.
WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
Australia’s VET sector is flexible and provides high-quality, nationally recognised training. You can choose from:-
Certificate I, II,III & IV – 6 to 12 months
Diploma – 1 to 1.5 years
Advanced Diploma – 2 to .2.5years
Vocational courses are offered by TAFE or Australian private colleges. The most popular areas are:
Business and Management,
Marketing and Communication,
Information Technology (IT),
Early Childhood Education and Care,
Chef and Cookery,
Travel and Tourism.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Australia is the best destination for you to enhance your vocational skills. As an international student study in Australia, you may be eligible to:-
Legally work for 20 hours a week and unlimited in vacation time: which means that you can earn some spare money to enjoy your stay.
Bring your eligible family members to accompany you to Australia
Apply for a 1.5 years, 2 years or 4 years Australian work visa after your study
You also need to meet the attendance requirements for your course:
Attendance is calculated based on the days that you go to class at your school. If you are on a student visa, part of your visa condition states you need a minimum of 80% attendance when you finish your course.
Language: depending on level of study, at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Academic: depending on level of study, you will need to achieve certain level of study before enrolling to the course.