Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education

Exploring Vocational Education

Are you thinking about your options for when you leave school? In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of vocational education and why it might be the perfect choice for you. While university is often seen as the traditional route to employment after school, vocational education offers a unique and equally promising pathway to …

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SKILL UP for your future with TasTAFE

There’s never been a better time to gain the skills you need for your future. SKILL UP courses enable you quickly upskill, reskill or gain new skills, ready to enter into employment or change careers as Tasmania continues to recover from COVID-19. Courses are fee-free and depending on the course you choose, take a few …

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My VET Journey

Vocational Education and Training (VET) opens doors to endless career opportunities. In this video, former VET students look back on their VET journey and how it shaped their successful careers. https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/career-and-study-pathways/educational-pathways-program/resources/my-vet-journey Watch the full video here: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/career-and-study-pathways/educational-pathways-program/resources/my-vet-journey

Deadly Start Pathways

Interested in a career in healthcare?   Mater Education, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre, is proud to offer this customised program, which gives school students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander the opportunity to explore a range of exciting healthcare career …

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Free and Low-Cost TAFE

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Government is providing lots of subsidies to make the cost of training cheaper, and in some cases, totally free. There are tons of qualifications to choose from in a variety of industries, from IT to construction, hospitality to health care. There …

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Indigenous Fire and Rescue Employment Strategy

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is proud to have Indigenous Australians serving as both permanent and retained (on-call) firefighters. Working in partnership with the Aboriginal Learning Centre TAFE NSW, FRNSW offers a unique opportunity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to gain a recognised qualification and an insight into FRNSW through the IFARES program. …

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Study a low-cost or free course with JobTrainer

JobTrainer is a new initiative from the government to help young people upskill and find work easier. Under the program, if you’re aged 17-24, you could be eligible for low-cost or fee-free training for in-demand courses. You can choose from a range of accredited diplomas, certificates and short courses in areas like health, aged and …

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Free TAFE in QLD

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Queensland Government offers free TAFE courses for people under the age of 25 in high priority areas. To be eligible for free TAFE, you need to be under 25 years of age, not be in school, be an Australian citizen or …

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Need help finding a course that's right for you?

Need help finding a course that’s right for you?

Unless you are a decision making ninja – which is rare – then the chances are that when it comes to deciding on one of the thousands of courses to do, that’s right for you, it’s enough to make your brain explode. We’ve got some good news. Have you heard of Course Seeker?  It’s a …

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QSFT High School Screen & Media Program

Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) are giving Senior High School students the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification that provides the fundamental skills necessary to work in media and film production. This program brings out your creative abilities that are needed for the new digital media platforms, along with the essential knowledge …

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Study Health at School

Mater Education is proud to offer a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program for senior students who are interested in the health industry. Students will have the opportunity to study on-site in a real hospital environment and gain first-hand experience in an acute hospital setting, working alongside qualified healthcare professionals. The program is …

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TAFE WA’s New Defence Industry Pathways Program

Gain hands-on industry experience and build your future in WA’s booming defence industry with the Certificate III in Defence Industry Pathways program. This taster program will give you the chance to try your hand at several different aspects of the defence industry, such as logistics, procurement, cyber security and technical engineering. The on-the-job experience will …

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Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Fast Track Program

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia has launched the Fast Track program to create a pathway for talented horse people to enter our industry. If you are passionate about horses this is an incredible opportunity: you will be employed and mentored on a respected stud farm; gain a formal qualification, plus have the opportunity to learn from leaders …

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Don’t miss out on January study within Australia’s largest spa network

Discover hands-on learning taught by industry-leading trainers at endota Wellness College. Join our connected and supportive community with study that suits your lifestyle, choose from full-time, part-time and distance education. Embark on your new journey in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage or Salon Management with endota Wellness College in January 2021. Now Enrolling: Diploma of Beauty …

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Looking for an Office Job? Consider Patrick’s College Australia

Since 1923, Patrick’s College Australia has been training young women and men to be Sydney’s most sought-after Personal Assistants (PAs), Executive Assistants (EAs), Legal Secretaries, Administrative Assistants and Office Managers. You can enrol now in the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration – limited scholarship places available. There are also accommodation options available for Interstate or …

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Now Enrolling for January 2021 Study

Discover where the beauty and wellness industry can take you with full-time, part-time or distance study in Beauty Therapy, Remedial Massage or Salon Management. Join our connected community at our VIC, NSW & QLD Campuses, learn from industry-leading trainers, and study others that share your passion for skin, health and wellness. Now Enrolling: SHB50115 Diploma …

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Limited Places Available at Patrick’s College Australia

For students aspiring to be PAs, EAs, Legal Secretaries and Office Staff, Patrick’s College Australia’s 40-week Diploma Course could be your gateway to Sydney’s corporate world and paid employment. There are limited places available for classes starting in February 2021. Contact Jacob Munday directly on 0450 291 797 or at jacobm@pca.edu.au. Find out more about …

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NTCA Industry Development Pre-Employment Program

The NTCA Industry Development Pre-Employment Program is a program aimed at young people in the Northern Territory who are looking to upskill for work in the pastoral and cattle industry. Although COVID-19 has had a big impact on the job market in Australia, jobs in agriculture are still in high demand. This program is an …

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Study at Patrick’s College Australia

Find out more about Patrick’s College Australia (PCA), where you can study Business Administration, Social Media Marketing or Individual Support. Originally founded in 1923, the College helped young women gain skills for professional employment. Today, they provide VET courses for anyone looking for a career as a Personal Assistant (PA), Executive Assistant (EA), Legal Secretary, …

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide 2020

We’ve just released the 2020 Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide. Packed full of all the information you need to choose a path and find a position, it’s the easiest way to get your head around your options for the future. Whether you’re in your final year of school, or if you still have a few years …

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Medical Reception Job Ready Short Course Online

If you would like an entry-level job in medicine and health, becoming a Medical Receptionist could be perfect for you. Wesley Institute of Training is currently offering an online short course to prepare you to become a Medical Receptionist. Delivered fully online, the course can be started at any time from anywhere. The short course …

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Vocational Training as a career pathway

Vocational Training as a career pathway

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is gaining popularity, as learning while earning is being viewed more favourably, especially since COVID-19. SBS revealed this week that 11 of the top 12 in-demand occupations can be accessed via a VET pathway. Top 12 occupations in demand listed are: Child carers Retail sales assistants Receptionists Truck drivers Managers …

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Fee-Free and Low Cost TAFE

Did you know that there are heaps of TAFE courses you can study at no cost? Most states offer free and low cost TAFE options for young people. Check out these links for information relevant to your state: New South Wales Queensland Victoria Australian Capital Territory South Australia Western Australia

Free TAFE in WA

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Western Australian Government offers free and subsidised TAFE courses through their Lower Fees, Local Skills program. To be eligible for a free course, you need to be an Australian citizen aged between 15 and 24 years of age. Subsidised courses are …

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Low Cost TAFE in SA

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The South Australian Government offers low cost TAFE courses for eligible students. To be eligible for a subsidised course, you need to be an Australian citizen 16 years or older, and either not at school or undertaking training through the Training Guarantee …

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Free TAFE in ACT

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The ACT Government offers subsidised and free TAFE courses under their Skilled Capital program. To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you need to be an Australian citizen living in the ACT of at least 15 years of age, and not currently enrolled …

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Free Apprenticeships and Traineeships in NSW

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification? The New South Wales Government offers fee-free apprenticeships and traineeships in high priority areas. This includes school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. To be eligible for a fee-free apprenticeship or traineeship, all you need to do is choose a course that is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and …

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Free TAFE in VIC

Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Victorian Government offers free TAFE courses in high priority areas. To be eligible for free TAFE, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen under the age of 20. If you are over 20, obtaining a qualification with a higher …

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A career in Freight and Logistics

What is Freight and Logistics?   The Freight and Logistics sector plays an essential role in Australia’s economy. Services include road, rail, sea, and air transportation. It also includes relevant support services like warehousing, storage, freight forwarding and customs brokerage. Freight and logistics apply to both domestic and international trade. The logistics industry is responsible …

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Thinking of Becoming an Electrician?

Working as an electrician involves having a good knowledge of mathematics, such as sums, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. If you need to brush up on your maths skills, NECA has provided a variety of practice aptitude tests you can take. Find them here: https://www.necatraining.com.au/maths-in-the-electrical-trade/

VIC Structured Workplace Learning Portal

Do you need to undertake Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) for your VET program or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship? The Victorian Government has a handy database that you can search to find work placements currently on offer from employers around the state. Check it out here: http://www.workplacements.education.vic.gov.au/

Dance World Studios | 2020 Auditions open

Applications are NOW OPEN for 2020 courses at this dance school in Melbourne. You’ll need to complete an application form to secure a private audition time. Entry into full-time or part-time courses is by audition in person. Selection is made on ability, physical facility and the potential for pursuing a career in musical theatre or …

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Are tradies Australia’s new rich?

“Air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics were found to be Australia’s richest tradespeople, snapping $83,278 annually, closely followed by electricians who earn $82,782 and fitters, turners and machinists who make $79,170 a year.” A career in the trades could help you to start earning straight away and set you up with a future-proof career. Plus there’s always …

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Scholarships Guide | 2020

Securing a scholarship could help you meet some of the costs associated with getting a university degree or other tertiary qualification. There’s a common misconception that scholarships are only available for a few people. That might have been the case in the distant past, but not anymore. There are literally thousands of scholarships out there, …

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide

University is a really popular post high school pathway, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re not keen on the idea of University, it’s worth exploring your options available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). Apprenticeships and Traineeships both offer: Paid employment Training through TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO) A nationally recognised qualification …

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TAFE and VET funding options explained

If you’ve decided that TAFE or VET is the best option for you after leaving high school, but you’re confused about the fees or just worried about whether you can afford it. There are options for you to investigate.   Subsidised Training You may have come across the term “subsidised training”. This means that either …

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