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Everything you need to know about VET

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 6998), ETC is helping to create more awareness about the VET sector. Check out our helpful guide below.

What is Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Essentially, VET courses are designed to teach students practical, work-orientated skills that will prepare them for the workforce.

Courses are industry-developed and focus on learning real-world, hands-on technical skills in a variety of industries such as Aged Care, Community Services, Business, and Hospitality.

Is VET right for me?

Are you looking to upskill, change careers, or move straight into the workforce for the first time? Well, a Vocational Training course might be just what you’re looking for!

There are a variety of study options available, and VET may even provide a quicker pathway into the workforce compared to other training options.

Another benefit to choosing VET is on-the-job training. All students are required to undertake a work experience component to successfully complete their qualifications. This is designed to help students become more confident and prepared when entering the workforce.

What is a VET course?

VET courses are nationally recognised and accredited qualifications. They are also a fast and cost-effective way into employment.

Qualifications range across four levels of Certificates (I, II, III and IV), through to Advanced Diploma levels.

Studying a Vocational Training course may also offer an alternate pathway to higher education options like university.

Who can study VET?

Anyone who is not currently enrolled in school can study a VET course with ETC, providing it is a qualification on our Training Scope. See the courses we offer.

I’m thinking of studying a VET course, what’s the first step?

The first step is deciding what industry you are interested in, and then check out our course guide for ideas.

Some other things to consider –

  • What are your interests or hobbies?
  • What are you physically capable of doing?
  • What skills and experience do you already have?
  • What industries need staff right now? Where is the skill shortage?
  • Are you a people person, or would you prefer to work autonomously?
  • Some industries require a Police and Work with Children’s check – Would you pass?

Once you’ve decided your area or industry of interest, our staff are here to help you find the best course options.

Explore the top hiring career industries in Australia with this helpful guide we developed. Learn about what’s involved, the job prospects, labour market trends, skills needed, training required, and career prospects for each industry.

What courses do ETC offer?

Aged Care



Community Services

Disability Support



Where can I access training?

ETC provides flexible vocational training options either online, classroom based or in the workplace – we can work with your individual needs.

See a list of our locations here.

How much do Vocational Training courses cost?

Well that depends on a few factors like your location, age and the delivery method you prefer. There are a range of incentives available thanks to the Queensland Government Skills Assure program and NSW Government Smart and Skilled program.

Find out more about Training in NSW!

Find out more about Training in QLD!

Why choose ETC for Vocational Education and Training?

ETC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 6998) with a large range of training courses and programs that are nationally accredited. Our trainers are passionate and driven with Industry currency.

We focus on developing industry-specific training that is relevant to the current job market. Plus we can design flexible delivery methods that would suit your needs.

Our goal is to improve students’ employability and help them start in a career that they love.

Thinking about a Traineeship or Apprenticeship?

There’s never been a better time to start a Traineeship or Apprenticeship!

These are an employment based study option and a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. They enable you to gain industry experience and formal qualifications through on-the-job training.

ETC offers the Training & Assessment component for you to undertake a Traineeship. We can train you in the industries of Business, Child Care, Community Services, Hospitality or Retail. Find out more about Traineeships.

Is your dream to become a Chef? ETC’s Yes Chef Commercial Cookery Apprenticeship Program is a great stepping stone to get into the Hospitality industry!

So, to wrap things up – why study VET?

  • Gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification
  • Learn relevant, practical and industry-specific skills
  • Increase your chances for employment
  • Gain valuable soft skills in communication, organisation, problem-solving and team work
  • Learn skills from passionate, industry-experienced trainers
Your next move?

Call our Training team on 1800 007 400 or fill out the Enquire Now form on this page.

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