About National Skills Week

August 24 – 30, 2020

Now moving into its tenth year, National Skills Week will again set out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

The Vision

To raise the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential, and how they can contribute to a successful, modern economy.

The Mission

To articulate and advocate – “learning by doing is as important as academic learning”. To showcase examples of the many pathways to success and to dispel some of the out-dated myths often associated with vocational training.


Past years achieved much, with unparalleled media coverage accompanied by the practical inclusions of over 500 known events taking place across the country delivering engaging and inspirational messages, promoting the VET sector generally.

SkillsOne will once again be driving the initiative working with government and stakeholders to achieve unique and beneficial outcomes, accompanied and supported by unprecedented media coverage.

We want you to play a part, practically organising, showcasing activities and events during the week (August 24-August 30). There are many ways you can be involved.

If you would like to learn more about National Skills Week, please email info@nationalskillsweek.com.au  or Phone: 0438 808 848.

SkillsOne has been the active participant driving the working relationship and partnership with stakeholders to assist the Australian Government in meeting the unique challenges to address national skill and labour demands and provide opportunity for Australians young and old, to benefit from a growth economy.