How to get started with VET

VET is a great choice to help you shape or change your career.

No matter whether you're just starting out or looking to skill up or swap careers, VET has something for you.

Courses service a range of industries and role and there are over 100 endorsed training organisations who deliver courses in Tasmania. These include short courses, apprenticeships and traineeships as well as longer Certificate or Diploma courses in the career of your choice.

Find out ways to get started and where to get help below.

Research your options

VET has a great selection of courses, suitable for all sorts of people from different industries and life stages. With VET you can do short courses, apprenticeships and traineeships and other qualifications. Search YourCareer for ideas

Find the right trainer

Finding the right training provider for the course you want to do, is an important first step. Skills Tasmania links to all the endorsed Tasmanian training providers via the link below, or you can search TasTAFE to see what is on offer.

Look at free courses

Funding is often provided to endorsed training providers and this may result in a reduction of fees and occasionally no-fee courses in areas of need. Information about the Australian Government's JobTrainer program in Tasmania is below.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Want to know more about apprenticeships and traineeships and how to get into one? There is plenty of information available at Skills Tasmania about what's involved and what you should do to get started.

Get started with a Jobs Hub

Get personalised and expert help to explore new job opportunities, training courses or career pathways, and connect with employers at your local Jobs Hub.

Info for employers

If you are an employer and need some help to recruit an apprentice or trainee then a Tasmanian Group Training Organisation (GTO) can help. GTOs can assist with recruiting, management and working with the training organisation.

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