Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. It is a learning option for young people in the senior phase of learning.

Participating in VET can provide credit points towards the attainment of an ACT Year 12 Certificate, and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification.

Participation in VET can also support young people’s transitions to employment, vocational and higher education pathways.

Other benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to): obtaining practical experience from work; gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate; developing employability skills; developing and improving interpersonal skills; allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.

Young people can access VET in a number of ways including: through their school; at Canberra Institute of Technology/TAFE; at another Registered Training Organisation; or through a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

Websites of Interest

Preparing Secondary Students for Work

ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies

WorldSkills Australia

The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)


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