VET and TAFE Courses
VET courses are offered by Australian Vocational Education and Training Sector focusing primarily on students’ professional skills to meet time-based need of Australian job market.
Most of Australians take up these courses for upgrading their work skills as a continuing or apprenticeship student. High School Leavers or people with prior work experience may choose to do VET courses. The VET courses have been divided into eight different levels.
Overseas students may choose VET courses as foundation course for their further University courses. Or any overseas High School leavers may start from Diploma and after finishing the Diploma they can either continue further to finish Graduate Diploma or they can get into the second year of Bachelor getting the first year waived. However it is not necessarily the students get their first year of Bachelor waived. Some universities may have policy not to accept Diplomas from other institutions. Overseas students are advised to have their Diploma study plan packaged with University that is in articulation with the Diploma provider if they opt to switch their study from VET Sector to Higher Education Sector upon completion of their Diploma.
The three VET providers Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Private Colleges, and High Schools offer wide range of courses Business, Accounting, Beauty therapy, Massage therapy, Nursing, Resort management, Cookery, Bakery, Hospitality and Tourism, Community services and Health Care, Communication and IT, Land management, Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry, Design and Arts sectors are the most popular courses and always on demand. TAFE colleges are government funded and Private Colleges are not and both of these VET providers are preferred by overseas students.