Further training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training (VET) is designed to deliver workplace specific skills and knowledge. Many Australian schools include VET in the upper secondary curriculum. This enables students to gain nationally recognised industry skills, while completing their secondary school certificate.

VET is also available after compulsory schooling. Courses cover a range of different industry areas, including arts, entertainment, sport and recreation, automotive, business and management, building and construction, and computing and information technology. 

Jobs and Skills Centres

Visit your local Jobs and Skills Centre for advice and assistance with training. Information on what’s available at the Centres and their locations is available on their website, and a course search function for all publicly funded training in Australia. 


There are many universities and higher education providers in Australia. The average degree course takes around three or four years to complete; however, double degrees, honours and postgraduate studies take longer.
Some institutions offer part time and external learning options.

​For more information, visit the Quality indicators​ for learning and teaching website​.​