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How VET can prepare you for the future

Technology and globalisation are changing the jobs we do.

To make sure VET graduates are ready for these changes, industry and government work together to make sure VET courses
give graduates the skills and knowledge that employers need – now and in the future.

 

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Health – Box Hill Institute

VET prepares you to be an adaptable worker by developing important employability skills.

On average, working or training in one job will provide you with the skills for 13 other jobs
(The Foundation for Young Australians 2017).

 

VET can lead to careers in the fastest growing industries.

Industries with the most new jobs created by 2022
(Labour Market Information Portal 2017):

  • health care and social assistance
  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • construction
  • education and training
  • accommodation and food services

 

A Health student lifting a patient using a machine

Health – Box Hill Institute

VET can lead to employment in the fastest growing careers.

Careers with the most new jobs by 2022
(Labour Market Information Portal 2017):

  • aged care
  • disability care
  • nursing
  • early childhood education

 

Starting VET at secondary school can give you a head start on joining the workforce with a qualification directly linked to
employment.

90% of all new jobs will require post-school education (Labour Market Information Portal 2017).

 

VET gives you the opportunity to get experience in the workplace and show employers that you have the right attitude towards work.

The two best ways to improve your job prospects are having experience in the workplace and a good attitude towards work (Australian Government Department of Employment n.d.).

 

A Health student lifting a patient using a machine

Health – Box Hill Institute

84% of VET graduates achieved their goal for training (NCVER 2017):

  • to get a job
  • to develop or start their own business
  • to try for a different career
  • to get a better job or promotion
  • it was a requirement of their job
  • to gain extra skills for their current job
  • as further study to get into another course of study
  • as personal development

 

92% of VET graduates recommended their training (NCVER 2017).