Vocational Education and Training (VET), TAFE & RTOs

Vocational Education and Training (VET) develops skills for jobs, including skills to enter the workforce for the first time, skills for a trade such as electrician or florist, skills for a paraprofessional occupation such as enrolled nurse, skills for upgrading an existing job, or skills needed to retrain for a different job.

VET qualifications are delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), including Technical and Further Education (TAFE), private training organisations, some schools and non-government organisations registered to deliver VET qualifications.

VET qualifications include:

Advanced Diploma
Certificate IV
Certificate III
Certificate II
Certificate I

Advanced Diploma is the highest level and Certificate I the lowest level VET qualification awarded by most TAFEs and RTOs. VET qualifications are comprised of units.

Rather than completing a whole qualification, some people may complete one or more units of a qualification. For example, some people complete may complete the unit, SITHFAB009A Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol to enable them to work in an business were they may be serving alcohol, or CPCCCOHS1001A Work safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) to get work experience while at school or a job in the Construction Industry. When units are completed rather than the whole qualification, a Statement of Attainment is awarded for each unit for which the student is deemed competent.

Some TAFEs or RTOs may offer VET and higher education qualifications.

Find Courses at Your Preferred TAFE

If you already have a TAFE in mind, select your preferred TAFE provider from the list below and you will be directed to the home page for that provider.

Australian Capital Territory 

Canberra Institute of Technology

New South Wales 

Search for courses and campuses and enrolment proceures on the TAFE NSW website.

Hunter TAFE

TAFE Illawarra

TAFE New England

North Coast TAFE

Riverina Institute

South Western Sydney Institute

Sydney TAFE

Western Sydney Institute

Northern Territory 

Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education


TAFE Brisbane

TAFE Gold Coast

TAFE East Coast

TAFE South West

TAFE North

TAFE Skills Tech

South Australia 





Bendigo TAFE

Box Hill Institute


The Gordon



Kangan Institute

Melbourne Polytechnic

Southwest TAFE

Sunraysia Institute

William Angliss Institute

Wodonga TAFE

Western Australia 

Search for courses and campuses and enrolment procedures on the Training WA website.

Central Institute of Technology

Challenger Institute of Technology

Durak Institute of Technology

Great Southern Institute of Technology

Kimberley Training Institute

Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PBIT)

Pilbara Institute

Polytechnic West

South West Institute of Technology

West Coast Institute of Training

Online VET Courses 

Open Training Australia

For a listing of other online VET courses, consult Australia’s directory of online courses