VET is an acronym for “Vocational Education and Training” and the first step to understanding the VET Sector is to understand the “players” in that sector. It is also crucial to understand that the VET Sector operates on a system of delivering a range of industry approved training packages that meet nationally endorsed standards.

VET is an acronym for “Vocational Education and Training” and the first step to understanding the VET Sector is to understand the “players” in that sector. It is also crucial to understand that the VET Sector operates on a system of delivering a range of industry approved training packages that meet nationally endorsed standards.

These training packages define the competencies required for successful completion of the qualification as well as providing assessment guidelines set out by the particular industry. The VET Sector is made up of training in a number of different types of educational settings:

  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions (large institutions where a range of courses are offered from the training of apprentices in traditional apprentice agreements to Advanced Diplomas)
  • Private Registered Training Authorities (RTOs) (usually very small, private providers teaching the same training packages taught in TAFE, but usually specialising in a single, subject-specific area)
  • Other small Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) providers such as Neighbourhood Houses (usually very small organisations which have as their focus courses of interest to their local community; they do not normally offer training packages, per se)
  • Group Training Companies (where apprentices are employed and trained by a company, but are placed with host employers for the practical aspects of their training)
  • Secondary Schools (where VET is part of the year 11/12 curriculum)

Read more about VET Here (A National Centre for Vocational Education Research – VET Basics Guide)

 

Training Support Network (TSN)


The Training Support Network (TSN) website provides Victorian purchasing guides and teacher and trainer resources that have been developed for nationally endorsed training packages.
 
 

VET Quality Framework


The VET Quality Framework and related documents are available at the Australian Skills Quality Authority