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What are Vocational courses?

Designed to deliver workplace-specific skills and knowledge, vocational education and training (VET) in Australia covers a wide range of careers and industries, including trade and office work, retail, hospitality and technology. Thousands of courses are available through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia. VET courses provide professional and para-professional qualifications with an emphasis on practical skills and vocational pathways to further training, higher education or employment. VET qualifications are designed in close consultation with industry and class sizes are usually small, allowing for individual attention.
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Popular VET Courses For International Students

We understand that selecting the right course to study that is aligned with your passion and matched with your career plan can be difficult. Therefore, to help narrow down your options, we have taken the step to search through hundreds of courses, offered by universities, TAFEs and private colleges we represent, and pulled together a list of the most popular courses that international students enroll for.

Each field of study contains information about the courses, study and career pathways, visa requirements and employment outlook. If you require further assistance on your study options, contact the nearest AECC Global office and speak to one of our professional and friendly Education Consultants. Don’t forget to ask us for available scholarship options.

Here are some of the most sought after courses in Australia which will help you get a step closer to your permanent residency by increasing your employability.

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Aged Care

The growing population of ageing Australians, we’re seeing an increased demand for Aged Care graduates in recent years. There is an expected growth of the industry by 47% by 2022.

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Community Services

There are different careers that international students can pursue after completing a community services course; welfare support worker, community services case worker, health education officer, and more. These occupations are also in demand and are expected to grow around 19% by 2020.

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Leadership and Management

Taking Leadership & Management is a popular course for International Students as it is applicable to almost every industry. A course in Leadership and Management can help add essential skills to take you from entry-level and associate positions to managerial ones.

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There are plenty of automotive courses available for international students. The most popular among international students are Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology and Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis.

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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is a rewarding field that can lead to careers such as an Early Childhood Teacher, Child Carer, Special Care Worker & Child Care Centre Workers.

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Nursing is a popular course among international students as the demand and employment opportunity for Registered Nurses is very high. The number of jobs is expected to go from 283,800 in 2017 to 349,100 by 2022.

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Commercial Cookery

Commercial Cookery is another growing industry with job opportunities for Chefs are on the rise from 89,000 to 100,400 by 2020. With many industries and establishments Students who take up, Commercial Cookery can find opportunities.

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Information Technology

Be part of the IT revolution and develop systems that improve lives and make the world more connected.

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Painting & Decoration

Painting and Decorating offer more opportunities and potentials than meet the eye. The courses offer the opportunity to always be in touch with your creative side, as well as the technical skills that are in demand in residential and commercial projects.

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Who offers VET Courses in Australia and what are the qualifications?

VET courses are primarily offered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These can include Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and private colleges. Some universities may also offer VET courses in addition to higher education courses.
VET qualifications are outcome-based and focus on the occupational skills and competencies gained. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognises prior learning or current competence in the industry. This makes credit transfer easier and offers students flexible learning pathways. Qualifications range across four levels of certificates (Certificate I, II, III and IV), as well as Diploma courses and Advanced Diploma courses.
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Why should you consider a VET Course ?

  • VET qualifications offer high education graduates practical, work-orientated skills to assist them to enter the workforce.
  • VET courses at the certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma level can provide a pathway into the higher education sector.
  • VET courses can also provide credit towards some higher education courses.
  • VET courses incorporate a period of on-site learning, which means you don’t just learn in a classroom, but get real industry experience
Whether you’re looking to move into the workforce, or to take the first step towards tertiary education, a VET qualification can take you where you want to go.
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Visa, Admissions and everything else

We offer end to end guidance for visa, admissions, coaching, accommodations, and everything else that you will need to pursue your Australia education and find your career opportunity in Australia.

We are a strong team of PIER certified consultants and registered migration agents who have been international students in Australia in the past and we really understand your challenges.

If you have questions, do not feel hesitant. We will be happy to talk and assist. Contact us today.

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