Frequently Asked Questions - Vocational Education & Training (VET) Courses   

1. What is a VET course?
2. Who can study a VET course?
3. Where do I study a VET course?
4. Why should I study a VET course?
5. Key points to remember . . .

1. What is a VET course? 

Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses combine your Higher School Certificate (HSC) studies with vocational training and experience in the workplace.

VET courses aim to prepare you for further education, training and employment. VET courses provide an additional qualification that can help you get a job or to advance your studies after the HSC.

Industry Curriculum Framework courses can be delivered at school or at TAFE. An optional HSC exam in these courses is available to contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). The following Industry Curriculum Framework courses are available:

  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Electrotechnology
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Metals & Engineering
  • Primary Industries
  • Retail
  • Tourism

Click here for more information about these and other VET courses.

Click here to view the list of TAFE delivered VET courses offered at Hunter Institute.

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2. Who Can Study A VET Course? 

Students in Year 10, 11 and 12.

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3. Where Do I Study A VET Course?  

Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses are taught by qualified teachers at school or TAFE. Not all schools can offer all VET courses which means you may need to travel to another school and/or TAFE to complete a course. You will need to check with your school to make sure that your selected VET course fits to your school timetable.

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4. Why should I study a VET course? 

VET courses…

  • Provide a head start in a career.
  • Count towards your HSC.
  • Provide opportunities to gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications.
  • Allow you to gain experience in an industry so you can make informed decisions for your future career path.

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5. Key points to remember when choosing a Vocational Education and Training course...  

  • Compulsory work placement is required for some VET courses. Click here to find out more about structured workplace learning.
  • You will need to provide appropriate clothing and/or footwear for the course studied.
  • If your school doesn’t offer the VET course you would like to study, you may need to travel to another school and/or TAFE to complete a course.
  • VET Courses are competency based courses designed for students who are planning a career in the industry.

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