Providing post-school education and training, they usually have a more practical focus than university courses. TAFE colleges have their own courses, and academic and administrative staff. TAFEs can be very large institutions. For example, most city-based TAFEs have over 50,000 students. TAFE courses are often used by international students as a pathway to undergraduate programs at university. Some TAFEs offer university degrees through affiliated universities, and some offer their own degrees.

Private Colleges

Private colleges offer many courses. Like TAFE, private colleges are popular with international students as pathway institutions. This is because they can provide entry to university studies after finishing a VET qualification. Also, some private institutions offer university programs through affiliated universities, and others offer their own degrees.

VET in Schools

Senior secondary programs also offer VET programs to their senior students. This means students can gain practical work skills and VET qualifications as part of their school education. Students can study their senior secondary certificate, and they can also be trainees and employees by participating in a work-based pathway.


Here is the Australian qualification (TAFE, Private Colleges, and VET) and its duration:


The information above is quoted from EDUCATION AGENT TRAINING COURSE – COURSE BOOK


Studying at a TAFE or a Private College can lead to recognized Australian qualifications, which can help you meet the requirements for some Australian skilled migration visas. More information please contact our team.