VET Credit Transfer

VET credit transfer in the WACE refers to any nationally endorsed qualification or nationally recognised accredited course that is used by a student to contribute towards their WACE.

VET qualifications comprise of units of competency. Each unit of competency describes the required skills, and knowledge for work in an industry. The nominal hours for delivery of a unit of competency are prescribed by the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).

Information on Western Australian nominal hours for VET units of competency is available on the DTWD website:

Completion of VET may contribute as unit equivalence towards the WACE – see
How VET contributes towards the WACE for more details.

An accredited course is one that is developed to meet training needs not addressed by existing training packages. Courses and modules that are not part of a nationally endorsed training package do not automatically provide students with recognition towards the WACE. Click here for further details.

Guidelines for the delivery of Certificate IV and above VET qualifications to secondary students

The link to the qualifications for secondary students can be found on the Department of Training and Workforce website:

For specific data and reporting requirements see relevant VET section of the Data Procedures Manual

For students applying to have their VET achievement recognised outside of a school arrangement see Application for WACE recognition of VET achievement completed outside of a school arrangement which can be found here.

Schools who wish to have a student’s Year 9 VET achievement recorded towards their WACE need to seek permission from the Authority. For more information please see the WACE Manual. The Application for recording of enrolment and achievement of VET units of competency (delivered through VET credit transfer) VET qualifications -Year 9 students,– can be downloaded from:

For more information on accumulating WACE achievement in VET please visit the WACE after Year 12 page.

For all VET enquiries email the VET team at