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Perth’s Vocational Education and Training (VET)

International students in Perth have access to a diverse and comprehensive range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs covering a wide array of disciplines.

Renowned for delivering high-quality, industry-focused training, Perth’s VET courses focus on hands-on learning experiences, industry placements, and practical assessments. 

With state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated trainers, you’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge required to transition into your chosen career successfully.

You can enrol in a VET course at a private college or one of the Western Australian government’s colleges through TAFE International WA.

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What to expect from vocational education and training in Perth

If you're a student wanting to jumpstart your career, vocational training courses in Perth may be the way to go. Known as VET (Vocational Education and Training), these courses focus on practical training to prepare you for specific occupations. You can find VET training at accredited Australian institutions like TAFE institutes and private colleges, and some universities offer VET courses alongside higher education options.

Perth VET colleges offer:

  • A focus on practical vocational skills
  • A wide range of courses across many industries
  • Carefully designed courses to meet the current needs of employers
  • Valuable work experience placement
  • Industry experts and educators with extensive practical experience
  • Direct entry into the workforce
  • Pathways to a Bachelor's degree

It’s best to check the intake dates, study duration, fees and entry requirements with individual VET institutions.

Vocational training course levels under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Thousands of Vocational training courses are available to international students, split into various levels.

Upon completing one level, you can move on to the next. However, your starting point in education depends on your previous qualifications and experience. With the ability to enter at any stage of your education, you don't necessarily have to start with a Certificate I, instead beginning with Certificate III or IV or even a vocational diploma.

For international students, VET training is essential to obtaining a permanent residence visa in Australia.

The levels include:

  • Certificate II
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

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