Welcome to National Skills Week

National Skills Week 2019: Real skills for real careers!

Senator Michaelia Cash statement

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

 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.

In April 2019, the Morrison Government announced a $525 million skills package that will ensure Australia’s VET sector delivers the skills critical to the economy, for the jobs of today and into the future.

This package will deliver some exciting opportunities to ensure Australians develop the right skills they need to succeed in a changing labour market. It will provide businesses, including those in both rural and regional areas, with a pipeline of qualified workers they need to grow and prosper.

The Morrison Government is investing $42.4 million to establish a National Careers Institute and will appoint a National Careers Ambassador, to improve career education to young Australians and workers who are transitioning careers. I firmly believe that vocational education is just as valuable as a university education. We need to shepherd in a new way of thinking about the status of apprenticeships and vocational education.

The VET sector in Australia is world class. The outcomes are evident when you see the talent showcased on the national stage at the Australian Training Awards, and at the regional, national and international WorldSkills competitions.

National Skills 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

We are so excited to continue celebrating Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in 2019.

Launch Events are scheduled to take place in states, as follows:

Victoria – Sunday 25th August – Box Hill Institute (Afternoon)

Queensland – Monday 26th August, 6pm, Brisbane City

New South Wales – Tuesday 27th August, 6pm, Sydney City

South Australia – Thursday 29th August, 6pm, Adelaide City

Please CONTACT US for further dates, and information.


National Skills Week 2019: August 26th – September 1st, 2019

National Skills Week is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). Each year the week continues to celebrate and inform students and the wider public of the diversity and career pathways available through VET. The week communicates the emerging trends and new growth drivers connecting skills training with job outcomes.

Click for the first video, starring VET Alumni and Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors talking passionately and honestly about their experiences. To find out more about the initiative visit www.myskills.gov.au.

National Skills Week 2019 will extend the message by continuing to adopt Real Skills for Real Careers as the theme for 2019.

Keep an eye on National Skills Week and SkillsOne social media accounts and stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming plans for 2019!

Click HERE to read National Skills Week Media Release 2019.

National Skills Week is supported by the Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.


Stay Informed

Rachel Bacon
Real Skills for Real Careers

Tyrone Pynor
Real Skills for Real Careers

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