Hairdresser cutting a woman's hair in front of a mirrorVocational education and training (VET) provides skills and knowledge for work through a standardised national training system. VET is practical and industry focused with courses ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level.

Australia has over 4900 registered training organisations (RTOs) providing nationally recognised training and qualifications. They include Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes, universities, private and public training and assessment organisations, enterprises, schools and adult education providers. Training providers have to meet national standards to become RTOs and they are regularly audited for quality. Go to the list of registered training organisations and group training organisations in the Northern Territory.

Go to the VET website for further information on VET qualifications.