What is vocational education & training?
Vocational education and training (VET) provides skills and knowledge for work through a national training system. The system consists of a network of eight State and Territory Governments, the Australian Government, along with industry, public and private training providers that work together to provide nationally consistent training across Australia.
For information about how the National Training System works, visit the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research and Tertiary
Education (DIISRTE) website.
Here you will find information about the Australian Qualifications Framework (AFQ) which shows the differences between a VET qualification and a higher education (university) qualification, and how they compare.
VET qualifications and higher education qualifications
Vocational education and training offers qualifications at the level of:
• Certificate I
• Certificate II
• Certificate III
• Certificate IV
as well as
• Advanced diplomas
Diplomas and advanced diplomas are qualifications that can be accredited in either the Higher Education or VET sectors.
Skills Councils & the National VET System
National Governance Structures for Tertiary and Vocational Education
and Training in Australia (SCOTESE)