VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. VET is education and training that gives students skills for work, particularly in the trades and industry. It is the kind of education offered by TAFE colleges and a range of other registered training organisations. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses gain TAFE or Industry accreditation (or both), and in most cases will count towards the SACE.
Students can earn up to 150 of the 200 credits required to complete the SACE, through recognised Vocational Education and Training courses. The remaining 50 credits can be completed through subjects with a VET focus. This means the 200 SACE credits required to complete the new certificate can be gained through a VET focus, provided the Personal Learning Plan, Research Project, and the Stage 1 literacy and numeracy requirements are also satisfied.
These arrangements help students to build coherent pathways in the SACE through VET, and encourage students to complete, or make significant progress towards completing, VET qualifications while completing the SACE.