The main purpose of Tasmanian Vocational Education and Training (VET) is to ensure that Tasmanian industry has a well-trained, highly skilled workforce.
A range of vocational and non-vocational courses are offered, including:
- associate diploma courses aimed at para-professional personnel in areas such as engineering, accounting, computing, child care and social welfare
- trade courses that combine theoretical and practical aspects of the trade, and off-the-job training
- post-trade courses to extend the skills and knowledge of tradespersons
Providers of VET courses include:
- non-trade vocational programs e.g. fashion, retailing, commercial studies.
- Institute of TAFE Tasmania, which has a state-wide delivery model to enhance the provision of services to industry and the community.
- the Australian Maritime College, which serves the maritime sector at campuses in Launceston and Beauty Point
Vocational education on this web site (under Statistics - Tasmania)
Vocational Education and Training at the Office of Post-Compulsory Education and Training (OPCET) web site, http://www.opcet.tas.gov.au
- private trainers, throughout the state.