Welcome to National Skills Week

National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been the foundation of Australia’s strong and vibrant economy. It has produced industry leaders, it offers great diversity, new and exciting career paths, supports our resources and primary industries, builds our cities, supports our Tourism, our monuments, our heritage and much, much more.


“National Skills Week is a time to highlight the myriad of skills and qualifications that can be achieved through a vocational education pathway, and acknowledges the sector’s valuable contribution to Australian lives and businesses. The week is a great time to reflect on the many success stories that have come from VET, and a great time to introduce vocational education to those who are looking to move ahead with the career of their choice”

Senator Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

View Senator Cash’s Video  Supporting National Skills Week here 

Orchestra Of Ideas

Information on Covid19 and the National Skills Week Conference



National Skills Week is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills, and Employment.