Prepare Yourself for the Australian Job Market with VET Courses at SELC
Australia has been a favourite destination for students from across the globe to pursue different kinds of VET courses for many years now. The number of international students flocking to the country has seen a steady increase since 2012. The courses that dominate the list of most sought after programmes include the higher education sector followed by the ELICOS and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses, respectively. While the higher education courses are known for their academic or research orientation, the VET courses are specifically designed with the aim of imparting special skills which are in high demand in the Australian job market.
What are the VET courses?
Vocational Education and Training Courses are designed with the sole purpose of getting students job ready to meet the demands of the industry. Unlike the academic programmes, these vocational training courses focus on imparting skill based training to students. The practical focus of the VET courses makes them indispensable for anyone who is trying to enter the workforce, or gain new skills and make a career move. The uniqueness of these courses lies in the highly specialised skills that they impart, and an equally unique competency based assessment which decides the success of a candidate and deems him/her ready to join the workforce.
What is Competency Based Assessment?
The Competency Based Assessment is used to deem a student successful at a certain VET course. Since these courses aim to impart practical skills to the course takers, the graded assessment as in the case of traditional education system does not work well here. Rather, in these courses, the students are declared successful if they satisfactorily demonstrate the skills to complete a set of tasks in a workplace environment. One needs to demonstrate a high degree of finesse at these trades to be declared successful in the course.
Just like the VET courses, the trainers therein are also industry professionals
Needless to mention, the VET courses need to have assessments which are equally practical from trainers who are not just well-trained in their trade but also have industry exposure to assess the course takers and lead them in the right direction. In the light of the ‘practical approach’ of these courses, the trainers and their level of industry experience is crucial in imparting skills to the course takers.
Curriculum of VET courses
Since these courses are aimed at providing a job-ready workforce to the industries, it is important that the industry dynamics be taken into consideration while creating the curriculum. A curriculum which is updated to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry determines how well-adapted the courses are to the job environment and how well the inductees would perform once they sail through the VET course.
VET at SELC Career College
After skimming through the above points about the VET courses, the most obvious question that crops up in one’s mind is if it is possible to find VET courses in Australia which have all these features rolled into one? The answer is Yes!
At SELC Career College we have the experience of conducting VET courses for over 30 years now. The highly focussed vocational courses, developed in co-ordination with the industry, are nationally recognized across Australia. Moreover, the Registered Training Organization (RTO) status of SELC makes it one of the most credible vocational training institutes in not just Sydney but also in Australia. We are also registered with the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) which makes us a reliable choice amongst international students wanting to pursue VET courses.
What are the different VET courses available at SELC?
International students have the option to choose from a large number of VET courses available at SELC. The different skills-based courses are categorised under:
- Business & Management Courses
- Leadership & Management Courses
- Project Management Courses
- Early Childhood Education & Care Courses
- Sport & Fitness Courses
SELC offers a mix of certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma courses under each of these programmes depending on the career needs of the individual. The certificate or diploma courses take 12-24 months on an average to complete, and widely depend on the ‘volume of learning’ needed by an individual. For instance, a student not holding any prior competencies will take longer to develop all the required skills of the course.
Which VET courses are best suited for the Australian job market?
Almost all the students who have successfully graduated from the courses at SELC are currently placed with lucrative packages. Therefore, it is difficult to suggest a single course of study to be best suited to the Australian job market. Moreover, the VET courses at SELC are part of the Australian VET system which is highly evolved through iterative learning and inputs from the industry. This makes SELC one of the best RTO in Sydney and the VET courses one of the most specialised ones, best suited for the Australian industry, and best reflecting the ever-changing demands from the workforce.
Further, what makes SELC stand apart from other such institutes is the student advisory that guides newly inducted students through their initial days in Sydney. Equally noteworthy are the professional trainers for these courses who are not merely trained to train but are practicing professionals from the industry who acquaint the students about the real-life demands of the industry.
Now, with so many reasons to pursue a VET course at SELC, it would be hard not to explore one. Click here to know more.