1. What are VET courses?
VET (Vocational Education Training) courses are vocational courses with a technical and practical approach. They are similar to the Vocational Training (FP) courses carried out in other European or Latin American countries.
VET courses are top-rated in Australia. To the surprise of many, Australians themselves demand these types of courses more than university degrees. And best of all, VET qualifications are recognized worldwide.
These courses are focused on promoting incorporation into actual job positions. That is why they include a high practical component in their academic programs. In other words, they teach you to function in a job related to the theme of the VET course you choose.
VET courses are a perfect complement to a university education or previous work experience. In many cases, they also serve as a bridge to university studies in Australia.
Vocational courses in Australia are one of the most requested study options by international students. Nevertheless, an intermediate level of English is required to enrol in VET courses.
But do not spread panic!; Many English academies have agreements with the institutions that offer VET courses. Therefore, if you still don´t meet the English level requirement, you can combine an English course with a VET in the same academic planning and apply for a student visa for both courses.