Much of the focus on the educational impact of the coronavirus is falling on schools and universities, but the vocational education and training (VET) sector is also quietly suffering through many of the same problems.

And just like in universities, the crisis is revealing bigger faults in the system.

VET is 'not equipped' for this

"The way we've designed the system isn't equipped for what potentially comes over the next few years," Peter Hurley, policy fellow at education policy think tank the Mitchell Institute told Crikey. "It just doesn't take into account the possible permutations of the post-COVID-19 world."