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Vocational education and training (VET) can give you workplace skills and knowledge for a career you are passionate about.

Every year more than 50,000 secondary students across Victoria explore their passion through VET.

This is what you get from doing VET in VCE or VCAL

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • Skills and training for a specific job or industry
  • Experience in the workplace
  • Can contribute towards VCE, VET and ATAR Scores
  • Pathway to TAFE, University, apprenticeship, traineeship, employment

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important component of Victoria’s senior secondary qualifications, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Most students start VET in Year 10 or 11 as part of their VCE or VCAL. VET allows students to explore careers, gain workplace training, receive a credit towards VCE or VCAL and gain a nationally recognised qualification. With pathways to over 500 careers in a diverse range of industries, VET can lead you to an apprenticeship or traineeship, TAFE, University or employment.

More information

Get VET website

Information on VET for students, parents and educators.

VET courses and providers in South Gippsland

Find out what courses are on offer in South Gippsland

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Find information on VET programs and how they contribute to the VCE or VCAL.

  • qualifications
  • units of competency
  • ATAR contribution

Victorian Skills Gateway

Find information about each VET course, including:

  • course overviews
  • related jobs
  • personal stories
  • training providers
  • job outcomes: average pay, employment prospects

My Skills

Find information about each VET course, including

  • course overviews
  • career pathways
  • student outcomes data such as salary, employment, further study

Structured Workplace Learning Portal

If you are doing VET in VCE, Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on-the-job training that allows students to develop work skills. Find information about structured workplace learning opportunities.

The Department of Education and Training Victoria

VET stories


SWL placement with AusNet Services


Open Day 2018


Students demonstrating trade training in the workplace


VET in Schools