What is available through a VET course?
Whether you are gaining skills to kick-start your career, upskilling to get a better job or promotion, re-skilling for a job or career change or interested in learning more about a personal interest or hobby, there is a vocational education and training (VET) pathway for you.
In Tasmania, there are over 800 VET courses on offer across a range of industries from entry level to higher level skills, making it easier to get closer to achieving your career or learning goals.
While there is lots of training to choose from, only VET qualifications and credentials are recognised across Australia. Holding a nationally recognised qualification means that the quality of your qualification is assured. It also provides a guarantee to your next employer that you are competent across the standards expected for that qualification, no matter where you trained. Only registered training organisations (RTOs) can provide nationally recognised training and they are providers who have met the minimum standards set by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Other types of training includes non-accredited training programs, which are often short and designed to teach a specific skill or set of skills relating to a product or organisation. This training can be highly beneficial in the short term, but it is worth noting that there is no guarantee that it will be recognised by other employers or their industry.
You can check with MySkills to see if the course you are thinking about is nationally recognised.