V.E.T. Centre is a rapidly expanding, family-owned vocational training and WHS compliance company based at Widgee near Gympie.

Offering vocational training courses ranging from short industry recognised courses and skill sets, through to job readiness programs and full certificates.

With a strong track record of training successfully for over 25 years, we pride ourselves on delivering quality, industry current training.

V.E.T. Centre Qld - Vocational Education & Training - Pastural, Agriculture & Rural Training, Job Readiness, Work Health and Safety Compliance
We train everyone

Our clients range from school students and individuals to large corporations. Current clients include federal and state government departments, regional councils, registered training organisations, pastoral companies, gas, energy and water companies, indigenous corporations, land care associations, schools, universities and environmental consultants.

Alongside our training we provide a range of services to help small and medium sized businesses meet their Work Health and Safety obligations and achieve WHS Compliance.

Our primary aim is to give clients the requisite skills and knowledge to achieve their goals and work safely.

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What you can expect from V.E.T. Centre

  • Robust, quality, industry current training and assessment. We do not ‘tick and flick’!
  • Training geared to your needs – whether you are just starting out or simply looking for a ‘refresher’.
  • Highly experienced, engaging trainers and industry experts who are passionate about what they do.
  • Learn ‘on-job, on-country’ – build your skills doing ‘real’ work with our industry partners.
  • Flexible training options, including recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Scheduled courses at our Widgee Training Centre, or we can come to you – we travel across Queensland and Australia wide.

Meet the Team

A highly experienced trainer, assessor and facilitator, Vince founded V.E.T. Centre in 2003 and has never looked back!

Vince’s competencies span Agriculture, Rural Operations, Conservation and Land Management, Horticulture, Landscape Construction, Animal Control, Business, Management, Tourism and Hospitality. 

After spending much of his early life on pastoral properties and working his way up from stockman to business owner, Vince’s passion is to help people enter and build their careers in thriving and safe pastoral and agriculture industries.

Vince Carige - V.E.T. Centre QLD

Growing up and working on indigenous communities of the Cape York Peninsula, Vince is welcomed as indigenous in remote communities across Australia. He has a strong track record of successfully training our ‘First Nations’ people across Queensland, The Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Vince has designed and delivered job-readiness and pastoral training programs for indigenous youth in partnership with:

  • The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation,
  • Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association,
  • Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company,
  • Nyamba Buru Yawuru,
  • Woorabinda Pastoral Company and
  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in WA.

In 2021 Vince was chosen by the Western Australia Government to design, facilitate and run their inaugural Aboriginal Pastoral Academy.

Ezra is an ex-associate law professor from the UK, with over 20 years’ experience of working in the law. Whilst riding Peruvian Paso horses through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Ezra met Vince. After three years of dividing her time between the UK and Australia (and a wedding!), Ezra relocated permanently to Queensland in 2018. Ezra develops Work Health and Safety packages to help small and medium sized businesses achieve WHS Compliance. These packages are tailored to the requirements of the business and include:
  • workplace handbooks,
  • work health & safety policies and procedures,
  • standard/ safe operating procedures,
  • inspection and safety checklists,
  • emergency plans and risk assessment,
  • hazard and incident report forms.
Ezra also provides grant writing services, writes curricula for both accredited and unaccredited training courses, and is responsible for the day-to-day financial management and general administration of V.E.T. Centre.
Ezra Hasson-Carige - V.E.T. Centre QLD