​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vocational education and training 

Vocational education and training (VET) is designed to deliver workplace specific skills and knowledge. Many Western Australian schools include VET in the upper secondary curriculum. This enables students to gain nationally recognised industry skills, while completing their secondary school certificate.

VET is also available after compulsory schooling. Courses cover a range of different industry areas, including arts, entertainment, sport and recreation, automotive, business and management, building and construction, and computing and information technology. 

​For more information on training options, contact the Career Centre:

Career Centre
DTWD Customer Service Centre
GPO Building
Level 7
3 Forrest Place
Perth WA 6000

T: +61 8 9224 6500 (outside Australia) or 13 23 98 (within Australia)

E: career.centre@dtwd.wa.gov.au​

W: careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au​ 


There are many universities and higher education providers in Western Australia. The average degree course takes around three or four years to complete; however, double degrees, honours and postgraduate studies take longer.
Some institutions offer part time and external learning options.

​For more information, visit the Quality indicators​ for learning and teaching website​.​