Western Australian Auditor General's Report
Vocational education and training (VET) is now the most common education pathway taken by year 11 and 12 public school students. In 2016, just over 70% of these students had enrolled in about 200 certificate qualifications, provided by 150 training organisations.
The importance of VET is the result of a sequence of education reforms over a number of years, though the full impact was not felt until 2015 when formal VET qualifications became a pathway to earning a WA Certificate of Education. This triggered an immediate need for schools to provide VET courses for a much larger number of students.