Vocational Education & Training
What is VET?
This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a fulltime vocational education and training course.
You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in registered vocational education and training course.
VET (Vocational Education and Training) Course
- Certificate I-IV
These courses are designed to provide introductory skills and training. They provide industry-specific knowledge and skills in communication, literacy and numeracy, and teamwork. They vary in length from six months to one year.
A diploma course prepares students for industry, enterprise and paraprofessional careers. Diplomas typically require one to two years of full-time study.
- Advanced diploma
An advanced diploma provides a high level of practical skills for advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in areas such as accounting, building design and engineering. Some advanced diploma courses can also be completed at university level. Advanced diplomas vary in length from 18 months to two years of full-time study.
The TAFE sector is the largest education and training sector in Australia. It offers an extensive range of courses that cover a wide range of subject areas and provide practical skills and training for a huge variety of career possibilities. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes are government-funded Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). They offer practically oriented Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that are designed to give students the appropriate skills, training and qualifications they need for the workforce.
Private and Specialist colleges offer courses in almost every area of study, usually at certificate, diploma and advanced diploma level. These courses are often designed to teach practical skills you can use in the workforce. Courses can range from 10 weeks to 3 years, and each college will have its own entrance requirements. Many private and specialist colleges have credit transfer arrangements with universities so you can earn credit towards a Bachelor degree.
General Entry Requirements
|Certificate courses||Most courses require Australian Year 10 equivalent Some courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent|
|Diploma, Adv. Diploma courses||Australian Year 12 or equivalent|
English Entry requirement (One of below)
: Academic IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Some courses need Academic IELTS 6.0 or 6.5
List of VET course Institutions