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 I
Certificate II
Certificate III
Certificate IV
Diploma
Advanced Diploma

Rather than completing a whole qualification, some people may complete one or more units of a qualification or a bundle of units in the form of a Skill Set related to a specific industry. 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. Similarly, a TAFE or RTO may offer a group of units as a skill set related to specific industry, such as a Shipboard Safety Skill Set as a minimum requirement for woking on a commercial vessel, although not a complete qualification.

Some TAFEs or RTOs may offer higher education qualifications such as associate degree, bachelor degrees, pathway to university courses and some may offer courses that enable you to complete your senior secondary education certificate.

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 

TAFE NSW

Use the study with us link to explore courses, locations qualifications, pathways and more.

Northern Territory 

Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Queensland 

TAFE Queensland

Use the courses link to explore what you can study and choose the study with us link to explore where you can study TAE Queensland courses.

South Australia 

TAFESA

Use the course and the locations link to find out what you can study and where.

Tasmania 

TasTAFE

Victoria 

Bendigo TAFE

Box Hill Institute

Chisholm

The Gordon

GoTAFE

Holmesglen

Kangan Institute

Melbourne Polytechnic

Southwest TAFE

Sunraysia Institute

William Angliss Institute

Wodonga TAFE

Western Australia 

Central Regional TAFE WA

North Metropolitan TAFE WA

North Regional TAFE WA

South Metropolitan TAFE WA

South Regional TAFE WA

Online VET Courses 

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