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Skills and Training

You’ve probably heard the term Skills and Training or Vocational Education and Training (aka VET), what is it exactly? 

VET is a way to describe a practical style of technical, or job-related, training. You can study while still at school through a vocational school like TAFE or a private training organisation. Many vocational courses offer the opportunity to learn by doing, demonstrating your skills in the real world, and through written assessments. This is called competency-based training. The “competency-based" training model means you complete your training faster when you reach the required skills level. 

Vocational courses are designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.

What Skills and Training courses do we offer (take info from subject selection handbook)

SAT’s and SAP’s - What are they?

  • Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships 

The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that: 

  • a traineeship can be within a broader range of occupations and is run either part-time or full-time, where you are employed and trained for typically between one to two years. 
  • an apprenticeship, which covers skilled trades and takes around four years to complete.