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Vocational Education and Training

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Vocational education (VET) refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries.

VET is one of the options available for young people to consider as they plan and prepare a pathway to employment.

VET can provide young people with the practical skills and knowledge they need to:

  • enter the workforce for the first time
  • gain an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • enter tertiary study
  • advance learning in a chosen profession.

The Inclusive Learning Framework is the Queensland plan for providing greater access to, participation in and outcomes from VET and will help increase participation in VET and deliver better outcomes for all participants.

Vocational education providers are committed to providing equal learning opportunities for students with disability. Students with disability can access information regarding initiatives and supports to access, engage in and achieve through VET.

To ensure that learning resources are available to support students in their chosen training program, students should contact support services prior to enrolment. Support services staff can identify students' specific requirements, liaise with teachers regarding students' needs and organise equipment and specialist personnel.

A range of assistive technologies are available to support learning, including specialised computer software, keyboards, learning aids and hearing devices.

Personal support services are also available to students with disability. These may include:

  • Auslan sign language interpreters
  • coaches, note takers, readers and scribes
  • tutors to support course work
  • professional assessment services
  • adjusted exam conditions
  • reasonable adjustments to delivery.

Learning support is available for students experiencing difficulties with language, literacy or maths. Teachers are available at all training centres to assist students in the classroom or in small groups. They can assist with literacy and maths skills, exam techniques, study skills, and writing assignments.

VET students can use their TAFE and other vocational education qualifications as a pathway to access university.

There are many options available to complete further training and to achieve a university degree.

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Last updated 27 November 2018