As parents or guardians, career advisors or teachers, supporters or carers, we need to talk to young people/clients about what kind of career they want, and equip them with the resources they need to find out how to get there. More than ever young people need transferable and innovative skills to compete in new and emerging industries and gain fulfilling, well paid careers.
Whatever your role is in a young person’s life, the My Skills website can help you help them find the skills they need for the career they want through vocational education and training (VET).
What is VET?
VET, or vocational education and training, offers nationally recognised training and qualifications across a range of industries like information technology, avionics, building and construction, business, nursing, aged care, fashion design and floristry - just to name a few.
As My Skills will show you, there are thousands of qualifications to choose from ranging from Certificate I to Certificate IV, and Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate. Unlike other learning options, VET lets you undertake partial qualifications, short courses, skill sets and units of competency, allowing you to gain the specific skills you need, when you need them.
VET qualifications are available through registered training organisation (RTOs). These may also be known as training organisations or training providers.