Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET)


University has always been regarded as the pinnacle of education and the best option for the brightest minds. But in Australia this old notion is starting to crumble as more young Australians have a renewed interest in vocational education and training (VET). Did you know that:

VET teaches students practical, job specific skills that will prepare you for a particular job role. Young students find VET attractive due to a number of factors:

1.) lower fees
2.) shorter course duration and
3.) mall groups versus a formal university degree or MBA.
4.) enter the workforce early
5.) opportunity to upgrade skills or university

Australia is one of the best study destinations for VET. The country offers strong initial VET training to a large percentage of young people (both Australians and International students) to prepare them for work and further education. The VET industry in Australia is known for its strong partnerships with industry and governments.

Where can you study VET?

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, community colleges, as well as private institutions offer VET. VET is provided through a network of eight state and territory governments and the Australian Government, along with industry, public and private training providers. These organisations work together to provide nationally consistent training across Australia.

Melbourne Polytechnic, formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT), is a TAFE and higher education institute located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne Polytechnic offers a diverse range of courses from practical short-courses to a Bachelor’s degree course in Equine Studies and Bachelor’s degrees in Agriculture and Technology focussing on Agronomy, Agribusiness, Aquaculture, and Viticulture.

The courses offered to international students are nationally accredited under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) in accordance with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework

View more information on Melbourn Polytechnic courses
Are there government scholarships for International Students?


6 Australian Universities made it in the Times Higher Education Top 100

Melbourne Polytechnic has been recognised by the Victorian Government 2 years running taking out the prestigious award "Excellence in International Education - VET) in 2014 and runner up in 2015, see for more details


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