There are similarities between VET and university courses, as they can both lead to interesting, well-paid careers. A popular feature of VET courses is that they have often been designed by the particular industry they are aimed at and so have direct relevance to employment in that field of work. Another great feature of VET courses is that they are flexible and can be a stepping stone to further study at university. Training delivery methods can include classroom-style, online or practical workplace theory. Delivered by Registered Training Organisations and TAFEs across the country, course offerings range from Certificate II to Certificate IV, and Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. You can also undertake part qualifications or “skill sets”, so you can obtain credit for what you have completed and move on to another course or another institution afterwards and the training will still be recognised. Once completed, some VET courses will also give you credit for further studies at university. The benefits of undertaking VET courses include: Great way to get a start in a chosen career Able to complete courses that are nationally recognised (Australian Quality Training Framework) and can be taken anywhere across Australia to support both career pathways and further study Choose from up to six levels of nationally recognised qualifications in most industries Ability to choose subjects and courses that suit your interests and future career You can undertake flexible study options so that you can juggle life priorities while you complete your course Complete courses while at school or through a Traineeship or Apprenticeship pathway (further information below) Once completed, you can link to further study options including access to university from completion of a Certificate IV or higher qualification A number of courses can be funded through numerous state and federal programs, leading you to your chosen career pathway - and with no study debt at the end!