Study and work in Australia

Australia has a strong reputation worldwide for its high-quality universities and colleges.

Lesser-known to many, however, is its many offerings of vocational education. Vocational education and training can provide students with a pathway to enter the workforce or progress to higher education institutions.

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One way of earning a vocational education in Australia is through the international institute of education which offers nationally-recognized courses to prepare students for the workplace

What is it, and how do international students stand to benefit from Vocational education and training courses?

Here’s what you should know:

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What are Vocational education and training courses (VET)

VET is a form of vocational education offered by the international institute of education in Australia. Their courses are highly diverse — you can find programs ranging from business to agriculture, and from building design to tourism and hospitality — in addition to being typically more hands-on in nature.

International institutes of education usually have fewer entry requirements than universities, making them highly accessible to students. Both international and domestic students can attend an international institute of education to complete courses that range from certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas to postgraduate-level courses.

Why should I pursue VET at the international institute of education?

VET courses are short, affordable, and have flexible study options. Offered by the international institute of education, this provides students some comfort and security over the quality of their qualifications.

VET courses are also highly popular among international students, thanks to their extensive range of courses and subject areas that provide practical skills and vocational training for a huge variety of careers. By enrolling and successfully completing a  VET course, you can expect to improve your chances of being accepted into higher education courses and improve your employment prospects thanks to the practical skills gained, in addition to enjoying more individualized attention through small classes.

How much does it cost?

Fees for VET courses vary depending on the program, for a rough idea, the fees per semester for the international institute of education range from over 4,000 to 6,000 Australian dollars. The total cost of a diploma program at an international institute of education can range from over AU$12,000 to AU$20,000.

Below are the courses you can apply from:

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Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills, and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgment in planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organizational or enterprise requirements.

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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialized knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgment to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

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Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply highly specialized knowledge and skills in the field of organizational learning and capability development. Individuals in these roles generate and evaluate complex ideas. They also initiate, design, and execute major learning and development functions within an organization. Typically, they would have full responsibility and accountability for the personal output and work of others

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s well-being and development in the context of an approved learning framework.

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Certificate Iv In Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job-ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem-solving skills and effective communication with others.

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Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior managers who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with specialized managerial skills and substantial knowledge of the industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate with significant autonomy and are responsible for making strategic business management decisions.

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Certificate IV In Commercial Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. This qualification provides a pathway to work in organizations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops, or to run a small business in these sectors.

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Advanced Diploma in Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills. 

Individuals in these roles carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team, or a strategic direction of a business. They apply their skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

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Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialized skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team, or leading deliverables with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions, and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

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Diploma of Community Services

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management, and social housing workers involved in the managing, coordinating, and/or delivering of person-centered services to individuals, groups, and communities.

At this level, workers have specialized skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination, or the development of new business opportunities.

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Diploma Of Accounting

This qualification reflects the job roles of workers in the accounting industry, including BAS Agents and contracts bookkeepers; and of those employees performing bookkeeping tasks for organizations in a range of industries. It includes preparing and lodging business and installment activity statements and providing advice or dealing with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer in relation to activity statements. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously, and exercise judgment in completing routine and non-routine activities.