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For employers and industry

Vocational education and training (VET) is a great way for employers to get their workforce on track. This might be using VET to upskill your team to bring new skills into the business as you grow, or putting on an apprentice or trainee.

If you’re new to VET and are unsure what training is available to meet your needs, you may be surprised to discover the range of courses available. Search for qualifications and courses delivered by government funded training providers.

1Using VET in your business

There is a VET course to meet your training needs, no matter what industry or business you are in. The key steps to start using VET for your business are:

1. Identify your training requirements

2. Research possible courses available - Search for qualifications and courses delivered by government funded training providers

3. Contact the training provider and get help

From here, you can work with the training provider to work through your needs and how to use the training in your business. If you want specific help with apprenticeships and traineeships you can also speak with an Australian Apprentice Support Network (AASN) Provider.

Using vocational education and training in your business

Training can provide your staff with the skills, knowledge, confidence and initiative to do their job. Vocational education and training (VET) is designed to skill people for work, providing knowledge and experience relevant to their work.

There are many different ways that businesses can gain skilled people through VET. Including apprenticeships and traineeships, training courses to skill existing workers, or qualifications relevant to new workers.

There are over 800 VET courses available in Tasmania that can help skill up your employees.

VET courses range from entry level Certificate I and II, higher level Certificate III and IVs, through to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. They also vary in length from full qualifications taking several years, to short courses and skill sets which are much shorter in duration.

The majority of Tasmanian Government funding programs and grants relate to vocational education and training.

There is usually a VET course to suit every need. Check out our webpage What is available through a VET course.

2Advantages of VET

Vocational education and training (VET) is a beneficial choice for business. Here are some of the reasons why.

1. Courses are nationally recognised and quality assured

Nationally recognised training, or ‘accredited training’ as it is sometimes known, has met agreed standards and is part of the national training system delivered and certified by registered training providers. You can feel confident that the training you receive is quality assured and will be recognised by your industry.

2. Government funding and grants may be available to help

Government funding and grants are available for nationally recognised training that is delivered through an Endorsed Registered Training Organisation (training provider). For more information about whether training for your organisation would be funded, speak to a training provider.

3. A skilled workforce is more productive and confident

Providing your staff with skills, whether they be new skills or upgrading existing skills, will be worth the investment. Training improves confidence in their ability to be able to perform workplace duties and the more skilled they are, the more productive and efficient they will become.

4. VET programs are industry led and supported

The Australian VET system is industry-led and supported meaning that industry have had input into the training that is delivered and recognise the qualifications that are awarded.

5. Investing in your people is rewarding

Investing in your employees can bring unexpected rewards to the business. Training can improve productivity and performance of employees, helps standardise approach to tasks and reduce risks, can build confidence of the employee, and improve the customer experience.

6. VET programs cover many industries

VET courses cover many industries. The MySkills website is a great source of information about the different industries, training courses and the Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that deliver those courses.