VET in Schools

Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables students to acquire skills and knowledge for work through a nationally recognised industry-developed training package or accredited course. VET is practical, hands-on learning with an industry/trade focus.  Courses in Tasmania range from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level. 

Undertaking VET may benefit students’ exploration of a variety of career pathways; it is not just reserved for a pathway within the trades (e.g. plumbing, automotive, and construction). Students can complete VET in a diverse range of industries, including business administration, veterinary nursing, aged care, or sport and recreation.  

Key features

  • VET is delivered using an industry-developed training package or accredited course.  
  • A VET qualification is delivered, assessed, and certified by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  
  • Participating in VET can provide credit points towards the attainment of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification. 
  • The achievement of a VET qualification signifies that a student has demonstrated competency against the skills and knowledge specified to perform effectively in the workplace.  

2023 VET Pathways Industry Engagement and Alignment Process 

The 2023 VET Pathways Industry Engagement and Alignment Process has been developed to support clearer learning pathways between school, Vocational Education and Training (VET), university and beyond. 

Industry advice for VET delivered in Schools  

Advice for Certificate III and above

Food and Fibre Production

ICT and Professional Services

Tourism and Hospitality


Industry advice across all sectors (PDF, 123KB)
VET prior to Year 11 (PDF, 99KB)

General sector advice

General sector advice for Building and Construction (PDF, 120KB)
General sector advice for Manufacturing and other industries (PDF, 114KB)

More information

For more information or support on delivering VET in your school, contact