VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.
Learners can undertake VET at school:
- as part of their school studies – delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation (RTO)
- by enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO – funded either by the department’s VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the Learner or parent pays for the qualification
- as a school-based apprentice or trainee.
These qualifications are delivered by RTOs who have been approved by the department as pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Schools, in consultation with Learners and their parents, are able to choose any PQS approved to deliver the eligible qualification.