Vocational education and training system
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a system designed to skill workers to work in particular industries and is underpinned in Australia by a National Training Framework. It works on a national level, covering four levels of certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and vocational graduate certificates and diplomas within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
International students at Queensland VET providers have opportunities available to develop their skills and improve their employability through a wide range of programs.
These include institutional training programs, pre vocational courses, certificates, diploma and advanced diploma courses, as well as through traineeships and other work placement schemes.
The emphasis in VET is practical skills development. Training can take place in simulated workplaces at the training institution or can be workplace based learning. Training may include flexible, self paced learning and/or online training as well as formal assessment to see whether the student is competent at the skill or not.
Queensland's vocational education and training sector
Queensland's vocational educational and training system includes an extensive network of public and privately owned training providers, which deliver education and training services to 310,000 Queenslanders per year.
Government registered training organisations
TAFE Queensland institutes, secondary schools and colleges, universities, the higher education sector in Queensland, and the agriculture and technical colleges.
Industry relevant VET providers and the network of providers in Queensland.
Private training organisations
Details about the Australian Council for Private Education and Training.
National Skills Framework