Vocational Education and Training Institutes

Vocational education and training (VET) institutions in Western Australia offer you the opportunity to develop your skills in real and simulated work environments.

VET courses generally focus on providing occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. This means you can apply the knowledge you learn outside in the real world.

VET courses are provided by private colleges and public VET (TAFE Training Institutes) colleges in Perth and regional Western Australia. They offer different levels of certificate qualifications, diplomas, advanced diplomas and in some cases, higher education degrees. Courses start at different times during the year and can be between four months to three years full-time. Part-time courses are also available.

You can undertake VET courses in a range of areas in Western Australia including business and management, science and technology, design and arts, communications, sport and recreation, community service and health, tourism and hospitality, engineering and building, horticulture and land management and English.

Depending on the VET course you complete, you may be eligible to apply for university study using your VET qualification.

Western Australia’s public TAFE Training Institutes in Perth and regional areas include:

Metro Colleges

Central Institute of Technology
Challenger Institute of Technology
Polytechnic West
West Coast Institute

Regional Colleges

Durack Institute of Technology
Goldfields Institute of Technology
C Y O’Connor Institute
Great Southern Institute of Technology
Kimberley Training Institute
Pilbara Institute
South West Institute of Technology

Find out more about studying at TAFE at the Education and Training International website – www.eti.wa.edu.au.

You can find more information on private VET colleges in Western Australia at the Perth Education City website.