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Navigating the VET System

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for work. 

VET provides the skills to help people to:

  • join the workforce for the first time

  • upgrade skills in their chosen field

  • move into a different career.

  • It also helps employers upgrade the skills of their existing staff. 

Who offers VET?

VET courses are primarily offered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These can include TAFE colleges and private training organisations.  

Courses and Qualifications

VET qualifications cater from entry level to para-professional occupations.  VET courses are industry and job related and known to focus more on providing practical and work-orientated occupational skills.  It is competency based, meaning that it involves demonstrated knowledge and practical skills


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How we can help you.....


The FFTITC Team have lots of knowledge about WA’s VET system.  We can give you an overview of the system (in plain language) and we can also point you in the right direction to find out:

  • what training suits your industry’s need?

  • how to access that training

  • who is the best person to talk to.


We can help facilitate partnerships between industry and the training sector.  We can also link you with schools, service providers, and anyone else within our networks.  We know lots of people!

The VET system can be confusing.  If you want any assistance or have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us.  No question is a silly question.  We are happy to point you in the right direction.   Phone 08 9361 2800.

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