Higher Vocational Education and Training qualifications are developed with the specific goal of preparing students with the necessary skills and knowledge that employers are seeking.
VET is designed to also help people to join or re-join the workforce, move into a new career or add additional skills in their existing career. Qualifications have both a theoretical and skill competency focus, meaning students are well prepared for their future pathway...
The 'Australian Jobs report' compares job outcomes for University Bachelor Degree graduates to Vocational Education and Training (VET) Qualification graduates.
Recent studies have shown that a vocational qualification has more job opportunities and higher employment outcomes than a university degree.
The interesting point to note is that research of VET graduates indicate that they often outperformed their University graduating peers on multiple fronts. With such strong performance, we need to question the commonly held perception that a University degree will provide a better employment outcome than a higher VET course.
These report figures dispel the myth the Uni is better and highlights that the VET sector remains strong, provides real work outcomes for graduates, and delivers much-needed staff to industries that rely on them to maintain productivity.
The 'Australia Jobs Report' shows that VET is leading the way in delivering jobs for graduates.
> 86.5% - Trade apprenticeship or traineeship
> 71.4% - Non-trade apprenticeship or traineeship
> 65.8% - Vocational Education and Training graduates
> 63.0% - Other training
> 67.8% - Diploma or higher
> 69.8% - Certificate IV
> 67.1% - Certificate III
> 53.7% - Certificate II
> 37.0% - Certificate I
> Aged and Disability Carers
> Child Carers
> Personal Support workers
> 41% - Certificate III or VET qualification
> 21% - Bachelor Degree
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