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Vocational education VET

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries. It is a learning option for young people in the senior phase of learning.

Why do a VET course?

Participating in a VET course provides students with industry knowledge and practical experience from work while familiarising them on how the workplace operates. Helping developing their employability and interpersonal skills, it allows students to explore their future career paths they would like to pursue and giving them the qualifications needed to do so.

What do I get?

  • certificate (PDF, 164 KB) upon successful completion.

  • statement of attainment (PDF, 159 KB) that lists modules completed.

  • Credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education - QCE.

    • Certificate I - 2 or 3 credits - no partial completion

    • Certificate II - 4 credits towards QCE - partial completion recognized

    • Certificate III or IV - 5 to 8 credits towards QCE depending on the certificate - partial completion recognized

VET induction

All students are required to complete a VET induction.

A VET induction explains what you need to know about your studies and includes such things as:

  • Recognition of prior learning

  • How your course will be conducted

  • Work experience requirements

  • Grievance procedures - what to do if you are not happy.

VET satisfaction survey

At the end of a course you must complete a VET satisfaction survey. This is designed to help the training provider revue the course and make improvements if necessary.

For more information on VET please visit the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Urangan Tech program

Urangan Tech (U-TECH) is a vocational pathway partnership between Urangan State High School and East Coast TAFE which presents some great opportunities for those students who know what they want to study and are focused on their career goals.

The U-Tech program allows students to study their chosen vocational field, obtain structured work placement in their field of study, as well as achieve their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) at the end of year 12.