Vocational education and training (VET)

Vocational educational and training (VET) gives you skills and knowledge to do a job in the workplace such as in retail or an office, or in a trade.

Read more about VET in the Northern Territory on the vocational education and training website.

For possible career paths and the difference between university, VET or an apprenticeship or traineeship, go to the Australian Government's myfuture website.

Get a VET qualification

You can only take VET from a registered training organisation (RTO) that is all of the below:

  • recognised across Australia
  • able to qualify you for a licensed occupation.

For qualifications and a list of RTOs, go to the Australian Government's training website.

VET with paid work

You can combine VET with paid work by getting an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Help with costs

You may be able to get help with training and upgrading your skills.


Last updated: 07 January 2021

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