This timeline has been archived and is no longer being updated. See the History of VET page in the VET Knowledge Bank for current products.


Timelines > History of VET in Australia

This archived timeline provides a history of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, with a focus on apprenticeships and traineeships, covering the period 1939-2015. The online interactive version can only be viewed in Firefox, and a non-interactive version is available as a pdf document.

Tips on using the online interactive timeline

  1. Download this free third party Timeline Maker Viewer to access and view the timeline online.
  2. The timeline viewer allows you to view the timeline in three different ways:
    • the timeline data (Event Entry view)
    • a graphical representation of the timeline (Timeline Chart view)
    • a chronological table of events (Chronology view)
  3. Use the View menu or click on the Timeline Chart tab to view the timeline graph. Use the Zoom in button  Zoom button on the top menu to make the timeline full size.
  4. Hover over an entry to display the information icon  Information icon  for that entry. Clicking on this icon will display more information about that entry.
  5. The timeline entries include key documents. To access these documents, click on the document icon  Document icon  against the relevant entry.
  6. To view the timeline as a chronological table, click on the Chronology tab.