Vocational Education

​​​Vocational Education and Training (VET) is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to become ‘work-ready’ for specific industries. VET qualifications can also count as credit towards a Queensland Certificate of Education and can support students to transition to other higher education pathways​.


The benefits of VET include:

  • the opportunity to gain practical work experience

  • getting to know how workplaces operate

  • building skills that are attractive to employers

  • gaining improved interpersonal skills

  • the chance to explore different potential career paths.

VET can be accessed in a number of ways, including:

  • through high school (if it is a Registered Training Organisation)


Vocational education and training qualifications in schools can be achieved at the following levels:

  • Certificate IV

  • Certificate III​

  • Certificate II

  • Certificate I.

For more information please visit the Training Queensla​nd website.

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Last reviewed 21 April 2016
Last updated 24 July 2019