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What is Vocational Education and Training?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) partners with industry and government to provide people with skills and training for the workforce.

VET provides a range of pathways to careers through subsidised and institutional-based training programs including apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications. People can choose to advance their careers through the VET system where they are able to gain technical knowledge and skills that match the work environment by completing a qualification and entering the workforce.


VET qualifications are developed by working closely with industry to ensure specific skills, knowledge and practical abilities meet the requirements of intended occupational outcomes. These range from entry level jobs through to specialised jobs needing higher levels of skills and knowledge. Some qualifications can provide pathways to higher education and micro-credentialing targeting particular skills.


VET graduates have the advantage of entering employment with confidence having gained firsthand experience and workplace skills. VET qualifications are offered by a range of registered training organisations: publicly funded Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training providers and through private RTOs.


The Jobs and Skills WA website has useful information on subsidised training in Western Australia


Career Information

Find the right pathway that leads to a great career



Gain work experience and the opportunity to learn new skills


Training Packages

Obtain qualifications that are nationally recognised


VET in Schools

VET delivered as part of your WA Certificate of Education