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 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.

Schools are required to retain a record of the details of any Certificate IV or higher program undertaken by students at their school in order to assist them respond to integrity checks conducted by the Authority or requests for information by the VET regulators. For more information on the management of Certificate IV or higher qualifications used for recognition towards the WACE please read the e-circular item Management of Certificate IV or higher qualifications used for recognition towards the WACE.  A VET Certificate IV or higher program structure form has been made available to assist schools in providing information of the structures in place and context for the delivery and assessment of VET programs at higher AQF levels.

Schools who have students undertaking Certificate IV or higher qualifications are required to return the completed form to the VET team.

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 8 or 9 VET achievement recorded towards their WACE need to seek permission from the Authority. For more information please see page 103 of the WACE Manual 2019. The Application for recording of enrolment and achievement of VET units of competency (delivered through VET credit transfer) VET qualifications -Year 8 and Year 9 student,– 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