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Benefits of VET

What are the advantages of selecting a VET course?

These are some of the ways that students can benefit from including a VET course(s) in their VCE:

VET increases students' learning potential

  • Broadens VCE options;
  • Develops students' capacity to make decisions and solve problems;
  • Helps students to gain confidence and improve communication and interpersonal skills through learning in an adult environment;
  • Fosters positive feedback by enabling students to demonstrate specific skills and competencies;
  • Matches student interests and career directions through the provision of strong pathways.

VET gives national qualifications and skills

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a nationally accredited vocational training certificate;
  • VET qualifications articulate directly into further education and training at TAFE through documented pathway agreements;
  • VET provides access to a range of different technologies related to the type and place of work.

VET prepares students for the workforce

  • Multiplies post school opportunities;
  • Provides the opportunity to trial a career. Helps students explore possible areas of interest which promote further study and work choices;
  • Allows a student to develop strong links with industry and local community employers, i.e. students may be offered part time/casual work;
  • Improves employment prospects;
  • Unemployment rate for 15 - 19 year-olds who have completed VET courses is lower than for those who have not;
  • Helps students gain knowledge of employers' expectations and real working conditions;
  • Develops their capacity for co-operation, teamwork and leadership skill development;
  • Assists in transition from school to work.