Vocational training prepares students for future employment
Why choose VET?
- VET offers many pathways towards career and vocation aspirations. It may provide an alternative entry into university
- VET allows development of workplace-specific skills and knowledge designed to meet current and future employment demands
- VET is nationally recognised which means it can be taken anywhere in Australia
- A VET qualification can be combined with schooling (via a school-based traineeship or apprenticeship), giving students a head start on becoming a qualified tradesperson. This option enables students to ‘earn while you learn’
- VET contributes significantly towards WACE
VET choices at SIDE
- Certificate II in Applied Language (French or Japanese) - Cannot be used for Certificate II WACE requirements. If completed can be used for unit equivalence
- Certificate II in Business
- Certificate II in Creative Industries
- Certificate II in Financial Services
- Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
- Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
- Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Note: Other qualifications may be available at minimal cost through TAFE or via a fee-for-service option with a private provider. Examples include Certificate III in Education Support (TAFE) or Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (fee-for-service).
Contact the VET Coordinator for more information.
Did you know?
VET graduates earn wages comparable to, if not exceeding, that of university graduates.
The median full-time income for a VET graduate is $56,000. The median graduate salary for students completing a Bachelor’s degree is $54,000. VET graduates also have the capacity to earn higher salaries than many Bachelor degree graduates: the highest average starting salary for a VET qualification (Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical at $85,400) is higher than the highest starting salary with a Bachelor-level degree (Dentistry at $80,000). (Ref: Skilling Australia Foundation, May 2017, Perceptions are not reality: myths, realities & the critical role of vocational education & training in Australia)