Study Trades Technical Vocational Training in Australia
VET Vocational Education and Training is delivered in Australia by private or NGO Registered Training Organisations RTO and state Technical and Further Education Institutes or TAFE.
What is VET?
- Vocational education and training (VET) is that part of tertiary education and training which provides accredited training in job related and technical skills.
- It covers a large number of careers and industries like trades and office work, retail, hospitality and technology.
- Qualifications range from certificate II to certificate IV, and diploma and advanced diploma.
- Individuals can be trained in part qualifications or ‘skills sets’
- VET is supported, managed and kept relevant by a network of organisations and VET authorities.
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Overseas students wanting to be trained in Australia:
Visit the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courrses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website for information on training organisations approved to train overseas students.
Overseas or international students are not eligible for apprenticeships as you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
International students can enrol in a two year vocational or technical program including e.g. Technical Certificate III and Diploma of Management, then after graduation apply through Trades Recognition Australia TRA for skills assessment. The condition is that the occupation studied or trained for is on the Skilled Occupation List SOL therefore allowing a Job Ready test for migration skills assessment for a working visa.
In addition to gaining experience through potential full time work and supervision, candidates can also submit an Expression of Interest EOI to the Department of immigration DIBP SkillSelect database for employer sponsorship.
- Automotive and Engineering Trades
- Construction Trades
- Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades
- Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians, Inspectors
- Food Trades
- Hairdressers, Printing, Clothing and Wood Trades
- Jewellers, Arts and Other Trades Workers
- Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers
All TAFE courses are designed in partnership with industry to ensure training programs meet the needs of employers. Hence, TAFE courses involve more “hands on” activities and practical experience than university. These activities include workshops and projects as well as work experience placement.
In each TAFE program area there are multiple qualification levels (cert III, diploma etc). Each qualification level represents a combination of skills that enable the graduate to perform various job-related tasks at a certain standard.
People with existing overseas qualifications or experience
There are a number of options available to qualified or skilled people interested in coming to Australia to work, or who have already moved, and want their experience and qualifications recognised.
Please contact Andrew Smith direct for guidance on potential study or training pathway partners to reach outcomes required, no charge aiecquest /@/ gmail.com