What Is Vet?

Whether you are starting out in the workforce or looking to move up in your career, there are a range of vocational education and training (VET) options that will help you on your way to tomorrow’s career.

VET is study and training that enables students to gain high quality, nationally recognised qualifications for employment. It is designed to help you get the skills you need to enter and succeed in the workplace. VET is not just for traditional trades, it encompasses hundreds of different occupations and industries including accounting, retail, hospitality, technology and the arts.

A VET course can help you learn a new skill, get a job, or earn money while you learn on the job - through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

The flexibility of VET means that a qualification can be undertaken in schools, in the workplace, and in registered training organisations. VET courses are also available full-time, part-time, online education, distance education, apprenticeships, traineeships and through recognition of prior learning.

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Stephen Alden

Darwin resident Stephen Alden, wanted to change careers and become an electrician. Stephen has just completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology with Charles Darwin University.

Jake Dugeon

Darwin born Jake Dudgeon has career aspirations of working in the civil construction industry. Jake has started a Certificate III in Civil Construction with IS Australia.

Courtney Cameron

Charles Darwin University student Courtney Cameron hopes completing a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will allow her to travel the world as a qualified chef before opening her own small business.

Shirley Walit

Katherine resident Shirley Walit decided to upgrade her skills and is doing a Certificate II in Community Service through Dovaston Training. Watch Shirley’s testimonial video on how VET is helping her in her workplace.

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