What is VET?

Practical and targeted vocational education courses offer a tangible return on investment, enabling students to develop new skills or enhance existing skills, and opening up pathways to further study at university or other higher educational institutions.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) builds skills which are applied directly into the workplace. Training delivery is governed through specific guidelines devised by the National Skills Standards Council, in consultation with industry.

The national training system promotes quality and consistency across Australia. Each specific industry or sector can develop a training package which identifies the required skills and knowledge to perform effectively within that sector. The training package will define how these skills are developed through specific units of competency that form the requirements of the training package.

In Australia, the VET system is provided by Government-Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).  These include education providers such as UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd (National ID 6754), high schools, the TAFE network, private training, adult and community education, and universities. VET offers nationally recognised qualifications from Certificates to Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and vocational Graduate Diplomas.

We build our vocational education services on these foundations:

  • Practical and workplace focused – apply the theory into a modern workplace.
  • Courses for the real world – training materials are developed, delivered and assessed by experienced trainers and industry practitioners.
  • Customisable – we often tailor course material from our programs to specific organisations.
  • Flexible and varied study – using distance-based, online and/or face to face, studying at your own pace and in many cases, enrolling at any time.
  • Extensive feedback and support while you study – direct contact with your facilitators and our student services team.

Most of our courses are nationally accredited. Your success will be recognised across Australia.

Why VET?

The VET system’s greatest strength is its flexibility. VET students have learning and study options not normally available to students outside the sector. Programs are delivered online, through distance education, and in the workplace. Programs can be customised to suit individual, industry or particular workplace needs.

The flexibility in VET programs extends to assessment methods and study timetables: students can learn at a pace that suits their workplace and their family and personal demands.

A national Australian Quality Training Framework (AQF) sets rigorous quality standards for all Registered Training Organisations. Students who have acquired skills through previous workplace or other training may be eligible for those skills or experience to be officially acknowledged through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), then credited towards current VET studies.