What is VET?
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training, which includes a whole range of qualifications and courses aimed at upskilling people to equip them for a range of work environments and career paths. It can include a variety of certificates, trades, apprenticeships, and diplomas. Vocational education in Australia is a popular post-school pathway. In Australia, some 4.2 million students (one quarter of the population aged 15-64 years) were enrolled with an AUstralian VET provider in 2019. To give this number some additional perspective, just 1.6 million students were enrolled at higher education institutions and 3.9 million students were enrolled in Australian schools during the same period.