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Study in Australia Group collaborates with a broad range of Australian education institutions offering professional courses in Australia. Our course offer ranges from short courses, English courses over Certificate qualifications (3 - 12 months), Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas (6 months - 2 years) to Bachelor and Master degrees.


VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses are courses offered by accredited Australian educational bodies. VET courses have a strong practical content and are oriented to train you for a specific profession. Some VET courses have no entry requirements, while others may require the completion of the equivalent to Australian Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12. You may also be required to submit a portfolio, attend an interview or complete an audition for certain courses.

For our German readers: VET colleges are similar to a “Berufskolleg” or in some cases “berufliche Weiterbildung”. For most of those courses you do not require “Abitur” or “Fachhochschulreife” as an entry requirement.

VET courses are the best choice for those who want to find a job in Australia in specific professional sectors (i.e. hairdressing, massage therapy, social media marketing, fitness, HR, business, project management, carpentry and many more).

What is VET + Accreditation

What is an RTO?
What is CRICOS?

Study in Australia Group's VET and TAFE courses are primarily offered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs that wish to offer courses to international students must be registered with the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). The CRICOS register allows the government to monitor the education offered to international students on student visas in Australia and ensure that it is of a consistently high quality.


Study in Australia Group's VET courses are ASQA accredited and are compliant with the standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF specifies the standards for educational qualifications in Australia. The AQF is administered by the Australian Government's Department of Industry.

Benefits of a VET course in Australia



The weekly attendance time allows enough time to work on the side while studying.
As an international student on the Student Visa (Subclass 500) you can work 48 hours per fortnight during academic weeks and full-time during school holidays.
Many VET and TAFE courses include 12 weeks holidays per year.



Australian VET courses can be paid in instalments. 


Most VET colleges offer monthly or quarterly payment plans at no extra cost.



Many VET courses at the Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level can provide students with a pathway into the higher education sector (e.g. Bachelor degrees).


In addition to helping students meet the entry requirements, VET courses can also provide credits towards some higher education courses. For example, students who graduate with a Diploma may receive up to 2 or 3 semesters of credit towards a related Bachelor degree. In the ideal case a student who completed a VET qualification can start in the second year of a Bachelor degree which can be much cheaper than e.g. studying a full 3 year Bachelor course.


The exact amount of credit granted depends on the education provider, the degree and the VET qualification completed. Many VET colleges have pathway agreements and partnerships with higher education providers in place.



VET colleges often have a great network to Australian businesses and often include internships and work placements in their course program.

Contact us to find out more about courses which include internships for international students in Australia.

Click here to learn more about work rights in Australia on the student visa 500, minimum salary!


Source and video credits: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

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Courses by Category


CRICOS Courses





Course Catalogue


International Students can apply to undertake 2 or more courses on their Student Visa where there is clear progression from one course to another. This is recognised as Course Packaging.

Course packages are typically cheaper than enrolling for the courses individually. With a course package you usually only have to apply for the student visa once as it will be granted for the full duration of the packaged courses. In order to be eligible for the student visa you must provide confirmation that you are enrolled in all of the packaged courses when applying for the visa.

Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website to find the latest information about course packaging visa conditions.

Example Course Packages

Diploma of Project Management (1 year)


Advanced Diploma of Program Management (1 year)

=2 years total



Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (6 months)


Diploma of Remedial Massage (9 months)


Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (1 year & 6 months)

= 2 years & 9 months total

Certificate III in Individual Support 


Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

= 3 years total

Marketing & Media
Sport & Fitness
Cookery & Hospitaity
Beauty & Massage
Heathcare & Natural Therapy
Building & Construction
Engineering & Automotive
Social Work & Mental Health
Childcare & Education
Courses incl. Internships
English Courses




Certificate I to IV

Certificate courses provide introductory skills and training. They teach industry-specific knowledge and skills. Some Diploma qualifications require the completion of a Certificate as prerequisite.

Certificate I qualifications are located at level 1 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Certificate II qualifications are located at level 2 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Certificate III qualifications are located at level 3 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Certificate IV qualifications are located at level 4 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Diplomas prepare students for industry, enterprise and professional careers. Many Advanced Diplomas require the completion of a Diploma as prerequisite.


Diploma qualifications are located at level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Advanced Diploma

An Advanced Diploma provides a high level of practical skills for advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in areas such as Accounting, Building Design and Engineering.


Students can complete some Advanced Diploma courses at university level.


Advanced Diplomas vary in length from 1.5 to 2 years of full-time study.


Advanced Diploma qualifications are located at level 6 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor Degree qualifies individuals to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and can be a pathway for further learning.

Bachelor Degree qualifications are located at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Bachelor of Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

The purpose of the Bachelor of Honours Degree is to qualify individuals who apply a body of knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work and as a pathway for research and further learning.

Bachelor Honours Degrees are located at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma provide high-level employment-related skills and knowledge.

Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diploma are located at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Masters Degree

There are three main forms of Masters Degrees within the Masters Degree qualification type: the Masters Degree (Research), the Masters Degree (Coursework) and the Masters Degree (Extended).

Masters Degree qualifications are located at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Doctoral Degree

The purpose of the Doctoral Degree is to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.

Doctoral Degree qualifications are located at level 10 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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