The VET sector is comprised of public and private training institutions, referred to collectively as Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). Government-funded or public training institutions are known as colleges or institutes of Technical and Further Education, or TAFE for short.
TAFE institutes offer a range of training courses from Certificate level through to Advanced Diploma, and an increasing number now also offer undergraduate degree (Bachelor) courses.
Australia's VET sector is characterised by a large number and variety of private training organizations. Like TAFE, most private colleges offer standard core subjects such as Business and Information Technology, but many also offer specialisations both in specific areas of the core subjects and in a wide variety of other courses.
TAFE Institutes uphold the rights of people with a disability to fully access learning opportunities, learning environments and associated services and to have their choices respected and considered in the context of any specific learning and support needs.If you have a disability and are thinking of training with TAFE, please contact Disability Services in your region as early as possible, even before applying for your course. Disability Services can provide support in the admission/selection process and in determining with you any adjustments required to accommodate your individual needs. Your right to privacy and confidentiality will be respected in this process.
Students can be assisted in a number of areas including: Pre-enrolment | Flexible Attendance | Access and Mobility | Tutors/Learning Support | Interpreters | Notetakers | Assessment support | Access to assistive technology | Access to facilities