VET studies for post-Year 12 students


Are you planning a vocational education and training (VET) pathway after Year 12?

Do you know what training you should do to get the job you want?

Want some inspiration? Check out this MySkills video about how people found their dream jobs through VET.

The next step is to find a training provider.

Not all training providers are created equal! Before you commit to a training provider and course, make sure that they can help you build the skills employers want. If the course doesn't meet the needs of employers then you won't be competitive for jobs.

When comparing training providers, think about:

How will I study?

VET offers a number of study options, including:

  • full-time
  • part-time
  • flexible and online
  • apprenticeships and traineeships.

Think about:

  • how you will manage work and study
  • your transport needs. Do you need a car or is there public transport available?
  • what equipment you need, such as tools or access to computers
  • the cost and any entry requirements.

In some industries, apprenticeships and traineeships will be your best pathway. To find out more about apprenticeships, check out our article Australian Apprenticeships FAQ.

Where will I study?

Think about:

  • location - is the campus close to home or will you need to move?
  • facilities - do they offer study and other support services to students?
  • whether the course includes a work placement. This is a good sign that the course meets the needs of employers.

How will I pay for my study?

  • You may be eligible for a concession or discounts. You may also be able to access a Student Loan. For more information on financial assistance visit the MySkills website.
  • In addition, some courses are subsidised by state and territory governments.
  • If you are doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, your employer may pay for your training.

For information on ways to fund your VET Study, check out the Beyond School Study Guide.

These tools can help you: