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The Bright Future Campaign

22-09-2017
SkillsOne Television’s Bright Future Campaign supports School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) in NSW. SBAT’s are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your … Read more »

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017

01-09-2017
As part of National Skills Week 2017 (August 28th – September 3rd, 2017), a digital photographic ‘Heroes of Traditional Trades’ competition was held to celebrate skills in traditional trades, crafts or other practices that contribute to the physical conservation of … Read more »

That’s A Wrap! National Skills Week Concludes For 2017

01-09-2017
National Skills Week 2017, Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET), concludes for another a year. The week saw celebrations across the country promoting the breadth of career pathways available through apprenticeships, traineeships, and vocational learning.  Success … Read more »

Changing Careers Through VET

30-08-2017
National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET), is currently being celebrated across the country (28 August- 03 September), promoting the many varied pathways available through apprenticeships, traineeships, and vocational learning. Hundreds of events are … Read more »

National Skills Week Kicks Off With A Bang

28-08-2017
Today marks the start of the seventh consecutive year celebrating National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week for promoting vocational education and training (VET).  Around the country this week, vocational Alumni will be celebrated and their stories profiled in recognition of … Read more »

Australia’s Pinnacle Week to Celebrate Vocational Education & Training Only Two Days Away

25-08-2017
Celebrations will commence far and wide in the coming week to celebrate Australia’s primary week supporting vocational education and training and the career pathways of Australians of all ages. National Skills Week, will be celebrated across the country on 28 … Read more »

Vocational Training For Any Age At Any Stage

23-08-2017
National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET), will be celebrated across the country on 28 August- 03 September.  The week promotes the variety of pathways available through apprenticeships, traineeships, and vocational learning. VET Alumni, … Read more »

Industry Collaboration Celebrated in National Skills Week

21-08-2017
National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET), will be celebrated across the country on 28 August – 3 September.  The week promotes the many varied pathways available through apprenticeships, traineeships, and vocational learning.  Importantly … Read more »

Australian Training Awards Winners & Finalists Celebrated

18-08-2017
August 18 marks the 10-day count-down to National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET).  Celebrated across the country on 28 August- 03 September, the week promotes the many varied pathways available through apprenticeships, traineeships, … Read more »

Manufacturing Careers Still In Demand

17-08-2017
Technology is creating vast changes in the world of work.  With the modernisation of industry, the move from manufacturing to consumerism and a shift in global market operations, industrial processes are less common. It is however impossible to overlook the … Read more »

Career Changers Celebrated in National Skills Week

16-08-2017
Upcoming National Skills Week, Australia’s pinnacle week celebrating vocational education and training (VET), provides an opportunity to encourage Australians to think about careers across a range of vocational sectors. Celebrated on August 28th– September 03rd, National Skills Week will celebrate … Read more »

Career Change Provides Sweet Success

14-08-2017
National Skills Week held from 28 August to 3 September, is Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET) and provides the perfect opportunity to shine a light on careers in the commercial cookery, baking and patisserie sectors … Read more »

Seniors Festival Shines Spotlight on Aged Care Careers

11-08-2017
The Victorian Seniors Festival, provides the opportunity for older Victorians to explore programs, services, events, activities and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds and to celebrate with their community. Held in upcoming October, the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival, … Read more »

International Youth Day Celebrates Agents of Change

09-08-2017
There is a growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017, celebrated on 11th August 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and … Read more »

Careers in STEM Industries in Focus in National Science Week

07-08-2017
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Held each year in August, the week features more than 1000 events around the country. Originally established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions … Read more »

Dental Careers in Focus in Dental Health Week

03-08-2017
Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first week in August is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion campaign. The week aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect … Read more »

Fashion and Retail Careers Set To Soar

01-08-2017
Careers in Fashion and Retail, are set to soar in the coming years, with the Australian Government, Job Outlook stating that, employment in the fashion, industrial and textiles industry occupations have risen strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five … Read more »

Constructing Careers in Trades

31-07-2017
The month of August marks Tradie Health Month, an initiative led by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to raise awareness of risks posed to those who work in trade occupations. Tradies are recognised for their value to Australia’s national workforce, … Read more »

PANTHERS PENRITH HOSTS… A CAREERS SHOWCASE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

27-07-2017
Calling all school students looking for the right career path, all parents, grandparents or carer’s hoping to give your child the best opportunities after high school and all teachers who want to see their students start off on the right … Read more »

Careers Supporting Friendships That Last A Lifetime

25-07-2017
International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30 annually and marked with the aim to define a ‘Culture of Peace’.  A set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and endeavor to prevent conflict by addressing their root causes … Read more »

Service and Community Led Careers

21-07-2017
Celebrated in June, were two internationally recognised events, World Public Service Day and International Yoga Day, with both days giving the limelight to careers with core values of service and community engagement. World Public Service Day celebrated on 23 June, … Read more »

Systems Administrator Appreciation Day

20-07-2017
In its 18th year running, Systems Administrator Appreciation Day continues to recognise system administrators for their workplace contribution and professional excellence. Being on call at all times of the day due to the nature of their work, this is the … Read more »

IT Careers in Strong Demand

19-07-2017
An educated and skilled workforce is essential in today’s contemporary society. With shifting market demands across industries, the development of innovative technology and labour shortages of skilled workers now more so than ever, the skills, ‘hand on experience’ and qualifications … Read more »

Metal Fabrication in the Spotlight

17-07-2017
Today’s metal fabrication shops are vastly different from those operating in the previous, booming post-World War II economy. Marked by a fluctuating market, the need for sophisticated equipment and exceedingly faster turnaround times in both production and output, shops are … Read more »

A Lifetime of Leadership in Vocational Education and Training

17-07-2017
The commencement of July marked the 50-day countdown to National Skills Week 2017.  Celebrated annually each August, and now in its seventh consecutive year, National Skills Week is Australia’s peak week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET).  During the … Read more »

Careers To Hit The Sweet Spot

14-07-2017
July marks the annual celebration of World Chocolate Day.  Acknowledged on the 7 July, it has been 467 years since chocolate was first introduced to Europe. Celebrations on the day include the consumption of chocolate and chocolate centered treats.  One … Read more »

Skill Shortages Across Care Careers

14-07-2017
The community services and healthcare industry is currently experiencing significant levels of demand for workers, with many healthcare sectors appearing on skills needs lists across the country.  Hays Quarterly Report on healthcare, (April – June 2017), notes a continued trend … Read more »

Australian Youth Turning Passions into Careers

13-07-2017
Established by the United Nations, Saturday 15 July marks World Youth Skills Day, a day highlighting the importance of youth skills development and its imperative role in developing the future economy. The global event seeks to generate greater recognition and … Read more »

Embracing Cultural Identity Through Education

08-07-2017
Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July marks NAIDOC Week, celebrated across the country to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country … Read more »

Recognition of VET Alumni Members Throughout NAIDOC Week

07-07-2017
NAIDOC Week held from 02 July to 09 July is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. … Read more »

Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017

20-06-2017
Australia ICOMOS, in conjunction with National Skills Week, SkillsOne Television, the National Trust of South Australia and the International Specialised Skills Institute, is holding a digital photographic ‘Heroes of Traditional Trades’ competition to record individuals involved with traditional trades, crafts … Read more »

Recognition of VET Alumni members throughout Refugee Week

19-06-2017
In recognition of Refugee Week, SkillsOne celebrates the career success of two notable vocational education and training [VET] achievers, Jane Alia and Francine Ikirezi    National VET Alumni member and finalist in the 2012 Australian Training Awards’ Australian School-based Apprentice … Read more »

Maritime Serves Up the Latest Catch in Careers

09-06-2017
Celebrated in the first week of June, World Oceans Day provides a focal point for Australians to think about careers within the maritime and seafood industry. Careers with a focus on environmental sustainability and hands on learning will profiled in … Read more »

Connecting Careers to the Great Outdoors

07-06-2017
With the month of June celebrating both World Environment Day and Great Outdoors Month, there has never been a better time for Australians to think about environmentally focused careers in the lead up to Australia’s pinnacle week for celebrating vocational … Read more »

Skills & Thrills Careers Showcase – Coming to a Town Near You!

02-05-2017
The Skills and Thrills Careers Showcase takes careers advice out of the office and onto the screen with a dynamic and informative film promoting Vocational Education and Training (VET). The careers film will express ways students can connect their passion … Read more »

Inspiring the Future Australia

24-04-2017
“95% of young people would like employers to be more involved in providing advice and guidance about careers and jobs.” Broaden the horizons of young people with Inspiring the Future. Young people in Australia have a wealth of career options … Read more »

JUMP ON BOARD National Skills Week 2017

21-03-2017
August 28th – September 3rd, 2017 Vocational Education and Training (VET) offers a wide variety of qualifications, opening up an array of extensive career opportunities and pathways for young Australian’s. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need to encourage more students … Read more »

National Skills Week 2017, MORE THAN YOU KNOW

21-02-2017
National Skills Week (NSWk) 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 … Read more »

How can you get your students involved in National Skills Week 2017?

17-01-2017
Inspire your students to discover and use their talent through quality vocational education and convince others of its real value to individuals and society. Here are some helpful tips for schools and careers advisers on how you can get invovled … Read more »

ACPET MEMBERS CATALOGUE – 2017 EDITION

23-11-2016
Finding a quality education, training or higher education private training provider, has never been easier! The ACPET Catalogue is the perfect online tool for students, parents and career advisers, making the search that much easier… The new addition of the ACPET … Read more »

NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017

24-10-2016
August 28th – September 3rd, 2017 National Skills Week is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It seeks to improve the standing and image of VET while highlighting the talents, diversity, benefits … Read more »

National Skills Week 2016 – THAT’S A WRAP!

24-10-2016
National Skills Week has wrapped for its sixth consecutive year with unprecedented success! The week was launched nationally on Wednesday 24th August, at the Queen Victoria Night Markets in Melbourne by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational … Read more »

NEW VIDEO SERIES SUPPORTING TEACHERS, WORK PLACEMENT AND HOW BEST TO HELP PREPARE STUDENTS

19-09-2016
The NSW Department of Education in conjunction with SkillsOne Television has produced Work Placement, Are You Ready? a series of five videos. The video series supports and assists teachers in improving their understanding of Work Placement, its benefits to the … Read more »

2016 E-Oz and Skills Oz CONFERENCE INFORMATION

12-09-2016
Assuring quality in the National VET system – Change, Challenge, Opportunity DATE: NOVEMBER 8-9 VENUE: MARRIOTT AT SURFERS PARADISE RESORT & SPA 158 FERNY AVE, SURFERS PARADISE QLD 4217 The 2016 E-Oz and Skills Oz Conference is the only event of its … Read more »

REPORT FINDS AGED CARE CRISIS LOOMING IN REGIONAL NEW SOUTH WALES

05-09-2016
On August 29 VERTO and the Western Research Institute released a research report investigating the aged care sector and the projected skills needs for this industry in New South Wales. NSW Aged Care Hot Spots Snapshot Report – August 2016 reveals … Read more »

AUSTRALIAN TRAINING AWARDS ALUMNI MAKE IMPACT DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO TAKE UP VOCATIONAL TRAINING

05-09-2016
National Skills Week 2016 launched nationally on August 24 and widespread state and territory launches continued throughout this week in an effort to change existing attitudes toward Vocational Education and Training and showcase VET as a first choice. To help … Read more »

QUEENSLAND STATE LAUNCH OF NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF VET TO THE NATION’S CHANGING ECONOMY

01-09-2016
Queensland Deputy Director General of Training and Skills Suzanne Wauchope officially launched National Skills Week in Queensland at a private cocktail function held at NewsCorp Queensland on August 31. The evening’s proceedings put a spotlight on Vocational Education and Training … Read more »

MINISTER ROCKLIFF LAUNCHED NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK IN TASMANIA AT TASTAFE, CONTINUING VET CELEBRATION AND DISCOURSE ACROSS THE NATION

01-09-2016
The Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP Tasmanian Minister for Education and Training officially launched National Skills Week in Tasmania at a private cocktail function at TasTAFE on August 31. The event continued this week’s Industry and Government agenda of increasing public … Read more »

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE LAUNCH OF NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK PUTS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ON THE AGENDA WITH PASSIONATE SPEECH FROM MINISTER BARILARO

31-08-2016
The Hon John Barilaro MP New South Wales Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business officially launched National Skills Week in New South Wales at a private cocktail function at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College on August 29. The … Read more »

AUSTRALIAN TRAINING AWARDS ALUMNI SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON VET AND NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK, AND ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

26-08-2016
Australian Training Awards Alumni are integral to National Skills Week, an annual event that celebrates the skills and trades that make up a nation, and draws attention to the many benefits of Vocational Education and Training. Every one of them … Read more »

A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION AND HANDS-ON FUN IN MELBOURNE FOR NATIONAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

26-08-2016
The National Launch of National Skills Week was held on August 24 with great success as Industry and public united to celebrate skills and trades. Launched by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, with … Read more »

NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK STATE LAUNCH IN NEW SOUTH WALES TO BRING TOGETHER INDUSTRY IN CELEBRATION OF SKILLS AND TRADES

25-08-2016
Following the National Launch of National Skills Week on August 24 in Melbourne, further launches are set to continue all around the country with the next state launch happening on August 29 in New South Wales at Southern Cross Catholic … Read more »

SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS TO TAKE OVER QUEEN VICTORIA MARKETS THIS WEEK FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK CELEBRATIONS

23-08-2016
A number of Vocational Education and Training providers and Industry professionals will take part in the national launch of National Skills Week at Queen Victoria Night Markets on August 24, sharing their career journeys and showcasing a number of interactive … Read more »

CELEBRITY COUNTDOWN A SURPRISE TO MANY TEN DAYS OUT FROM NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

22-08-2016
National Skills Week running from August 29 to September 4 is a time to celebrate Vocational Education and Training and reflect on the many success stories that have emanated from the sector, some of which may come as a surprise. … Read more »

FORECAST TRAVEL BUG PUTS HOSPITALITY SECTOR ON THE HOTPLATE IN LEAD UP TO NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

18-08-2016
A new report predicts that Australia will experience a steep increase in foreign travellers entering the country, resulting in new growth opportunities in the hospitality and customer service sectors. National Skills Week puts Vocational Education and Training on the agenda, … Read more »

AUSTRALIA’S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY TO EXPERIENCE NEW GROWTH, A TREND TO BE OF FOCUS DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

17-08-2016
A new report that studies Australia’s future opportunities for growth has revealed agri-business as a unique sector that will reach economic prosperity, if it can address areas of concern. Western Australia TAFE has made a move to appropriately skill new … Read more »

NEW REPORTS REVEAL THAT EMPLOYERS SEEK SKILLED STEM GRADUATES FROM VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, A RISING DEMAND TO BE OF FOCUS DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

15-08-2016
From August 29th – September 4th National Skills Week will explore how Vocational Education fills jobs, and ensures that career opportunities are handed down to Australian students. New Industry and Government education reports raise the issue of skills shortages in … Read more »

GLASS BREAKING CONFERENCE LAUNCHES IN NEW SOUTH WALES TO HONOUR THE HISTORY OF TRADESWOMEN, A POSITIVE EVENT ONLY WEEKS OUT FROM NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

12-08-2016
In an effort to remember the history of women in the workforce and challenge existing mindsets of women in trades, the SALT Tradeswomen Australia Conference made a debut launch at Wollongong Town Hall, New South Wales, on August 11th and … Read more »

INDUSTRY LEADERS BELIEVE VET SHOULD BE MORE OF A FIRST CHOICE, A MOVEMENT SUPPORTED BY NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

12-08-2016
The Group of Eight, made up of eight of Australia’s highest ranked research universities, has backed Vocational Education and pointed out the need for more students to choose a vocational training pathway rather than feel pressured to enter university if … Read more »

VET’S FLEXIBILITY ACCOMMODATES AUSTRALIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, AN INITIATIVE SUPPORTED BY NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

11-08-2016
Over the past ten years Vocational Education and Training has emerged as an education avenue that prides itself on flexibility. The system’s ability to cater to individual lifestyles and accommodate people’s needs, such as what they want to study, where, … Read more »

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REVAMPS THE OLD AS AUTO INDUSTRY FACES QUESTIONABLE LONG TERM SURVIVAL, INSPIRING TRANSFORMATIONS TO BE CELEBRATED DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

09-08-2016
A group of Vocational Training automotive students have demonstrated their professional skill sets with a makeover of former World Champion V8 superboat driver Slade Stanley’s boat. Successful projects and opportunities such as these have worked to highlight Vocational Education as … Read more »

NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK 2016

07-08-2016
Building the profile of Vocational Education and Training, and empowering all Australians to connect their passions to a career outcome Every year National Skills Week recognises, celebrates and informs students and the wider public on the diverse careers available through … Read more »

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PUTS AUSTRALIAN MADE FASHION A CUT ABOVE THE REST, HOME GROWN SUCCESSES TO BE CELEBRATED DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

05-08-2016
The fashion and design Industry is constantly evolving, and in today’s competitive markets, trained professionals are required by Australian businesses if they are to reach global success. Vocational Education is rolling out some of the most skilled and innovative designers, … Read more »

TRADIES NATIONAL HEALTH MONTH BRINGS TRADES AND SKILLS TO THE FOREFRONT IN LEAD UP TO NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

04-08-2016
August is Tradies National Health Month, a time to remind trades workers on working safely and being aware of their surroundings on-site, and a time to encourage more people to enter the sector through a VET pathway. National Skills Week … Read more »

DENTAL HEALTH WEEK IS A TIME TO EXAMINE HOW VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FILLS GAPS IN HEALTHCARE, A SECTOR TO BE PUT IN THE SPOTLIGHT DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

02-08-2016
Dental Health Week, running this week from August 1st to 7th, is a time for people to not only take greater care of their smiles, but also become aware of the skills shortages occurring in healthcare sectors. National Skills Week … Read more »

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION MAKES POSITIVE WORLDWIDE FOOTPRINT, ONE OF THE MANY ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE CELEBRATED DURING NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

01-08-2016
New personal stories reveal how Vocational Education not only provides opportunity for disadvantaged people to land their dream jobs, but also assists in the re-building of communities overseas. National Skills Week in August will shed light on these stories, celebrating … Read more »

TASMANIA SETS UP NEW MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN BID TO FILL GAPS IN SKILLS SHORTAGES, A POSITIVE APPROACH IN LEAD UP TO STATE’S NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK LAUNCH IN HOBART

29-07-2016
Tasmania has opened up a new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in response to statewide skills shortages in construction and manufacturing. Located in the former Tasmania TAFE headquarters, the centre comes at a time when National Skills Week is gathering momentum … Read more »

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION GIVES STUDENTS LIFE LESSONS AND DAY-TO-DAY ADVANTAGES, A CONCEPT TO BE CELEBRATED IN NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

28-07-2016
Unable to carry out his career safely in his hometown of Baghdad, Nader Sameer took up training at TAFE in an effort to lead a better life, just one of the life changing stories that have emerged from Vocational Education. … Read more »

EAST AND WEST MEET FOR THE FURTHERING OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, A TREND THAT RESONATES WORLDWIDE AS NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK PREPARES FOR LAUNCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

26-07-2016
Last week the United Kingdom revealed new plans for Vocational Education, and India, a country expected to have the largest tertiary education demographic in the world is gearing up for new approaches to skilling people in an effort to avoid … Read more »

NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK CELEBRATES THE INNOVATORS WHO ARE HANDS ON CHANGING THE WAY AUSTRALIA DOES BUSINESS

25-07-2016
The National iAwards on September 1st urges everyone to actively reflect on innovation, what it means to Australia’s future, and how it contributes toward the nation’s economy, a topic of focus during National Skills Week in August. Vocational Education and … Read more »

QUEENSLAND POWERS UP FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK IN LIGHT OF NEW GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND HOMEGROWN TALENT

22-07-2016
The Queensland Government announced earlier this month that $810.7 million will be put toward skills and training, a sum that will push Vocational Education and Training into the spotlight and create new career opportunities, a celebrated move as National Skills … Read more »

MATURE AGED STUDENTS FIND SUCCESSFUL AVENUES THROUGH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, SHEDDING LIGHT ON THEIR CRUCIAL ROLE IN AUSTRALIA’S WORKFORCE AS NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK APPROACHES

20-07-2016
Recent employment trends reveal the need for the Industry to embrace mature aged students and workers, an increasing gap that Vocational Education and National Skills Week aim to remedy from August 29th to September 4th. With the average Australian changing … Read more »

SKILLS AND THRILLS AT CENTRAL COAST CAREER PATHWAYS EXPO SETS TONE FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK AND MOTIVATES STUDENTS INTO TAKING NEXT BIG STEP

19-07-2016
Thousands of senior high school students gathered at Avondale College of Higher Education on June 28th for the annual Central Coast Career Pathways Expo and the Skills and Thrills Careers Showcase, an event that helps students’ connect their passions to … Read more »

REGIONAL TRAINING AWARDS WINNERS PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS AUSTRALIAS FUTURE WORKFORCE AS VET INDUSTRY GEARS UP FOR NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

15-07-2016
The announcement throughout July of Regional Training Awards winners prompts nationwide recognition and celebration of individuals and companies that generate positive impact on Vocational Education and Training, a celebratory trend to be carried through to National Skills Week in August … Read more »

SKILLS & THRILLS SHOWCASES RECEIVE OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE REVIEWS AS AUSTRALIAS BEST IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REVEAL THEIR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS IN THE LEAD UP TO NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

12-07-2016
The Skills & Thrills careers showcases were presented with great success across the western and northern suburbs of Sydney in an effort to raise awareness of Australia’s skills shortages, and highlight the many career pathways available through Vocational Education and … Read more »

WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON AUSTRALIA’S SKILLS NEEDS AS NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK 2016 APPROACHES

11-07-2016
World Youth Skills Day on July 15th highlights “Skill development as a primary means to enabling young people to make a smooth transition into the world of work”, states UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. With only 50 days until the National … Read more »

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION’S PATHWAY TO GREATNESS

03-06-2016
The Australian workforce is experiencing shortages in trained and skilled professions across many areas such as childcare, building and construction, hospitality, tourism, and healthcare, all of which offer rewarding and fulfilling career options. National Skills Week launches on August 24th, … Read more »

SYDNEY TAFE LEADS INNOVATION AT FASHION WEEK

23-05-2016
  “I am extremely proud of all the designers. You see them work so hard for so many months putting everything together, and the emotional roller coasters that they go through, and no sleep. We couldn’t be more proud of … Read more »

100 DAYS: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, A PATHWAY TO CAREER SUCCESS

20-05-2016
National Skills Week 2016 is only one hundred days away, with this year highlighting the abundant career opportunities available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). The VET sector is establishing itself as the primary vehicle to lead students onto rewarding … Read more »

BREAKING DOWN WALLS

11-05-2016
Sam Sheppard shifts our thinking of women in non-traditional trades. “Women are a valuable commodity to our Industry … they need to be heard, they need to be seen, they need to see each other.” Starting a business and placing a … Read more »

CALLING ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND CAREERS ADVISERS

06-05-2016
SkillsOne is taking careers advice out of the office and onto the stage through exhilarating shows packed with music, film and theatre! The Skills and Thrills showcase brings five engaging shows to the local clubs of Penrith, Wentworthville, Blacktown, Campbelltown … Read more »

National Skills Week 2016 Logo Launches

14-04-2016
This week National Skills Week launches it’s new logo for the 2016 theme – NEW WORLD, NEW VISION, YOUR FUTURE   National Skills Week 2016 will challenge people to think about how much they really know about VET, the progression … Read more »

The ACPET Catalogue

07-04-2016
The perfect online tool for students, parents and career advisers, making the search for an education, training or higher education private training provider, that much easier! The ACPET Catalogue provides up to date information to students, parents and careers advisers seeking information … Read more »

GET INVOLVED in National Skills Week 2016

30-03-2016
We need to encourage more young Australians to consider vocational education pathways and careers. Australia is currently experiencing skills shortages in many sectors and apprentices, trainees and a skilled workforce are vital to the economic development of Australia. National Skills … Read more »

NEW SKILLS CHANNEL LAUNCHES on SkillsOne – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

21-03-2016
Important information for Students and Careers Advisors This week SkillsOne launches a new skills channel, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Looking for a cool career? The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services industry is diverse, complex and at the cutting edge … Read more »

Game Changing Career Information

24-02-2016
THEATRE SHOWCASE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND CAREER ADVISORS There is a currently a strong demand for skills and trades people across the NSW economy, in particular Western, South Western Sydney and the Central Coast. This demand will only continue to … Read more »

SkillsOne Launches SKILLS BITES

22-02-2016
CHANGING THE WORLD OF VIDEO Creative, engaging and dynamic videos, in “snackable” and “bite sized form” are all the rage. Becoming increasingly popular in recent years, due to the nature of shifting times, changes in technology and a movement in … Read more »

National Skills Week 2016 Theme Announced!

16-02-2016
NEW WORLD, NEW VISION, YOUR FUTURE 29 August – 4th September, 2016 National Skills Week continues to celebrate and inform students and the wider public of the diversity and career pathways available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).  The week, … Read more »

Celebrations at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College

24-11-2015
The community and partners of Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College (SCCVC) are in celebration mode having won the 2015 ‘School Pathways to VET’ Australian Training Award. This prestigious National Award was announced as 800 people gathered in Hobart. The Awards … Read more »

National Skills Week 2016 – DATES ANNOUNCED

23-11-2015
August 29th – September 4th, 2016 National Skills Week continues to attract overwhelming support following a survey of stakeholders who confirmed the importance of having a dedicated week to highlight VET, Industry trends and the link between training and jobs. … Read more »

Australian Training Awards 2015 – Australia’s most skilled recognised nationally

20-11-2015
Australia’s most talented apprentices, trainees, VET students, skills and training teachers, businesses, and training providers were honoured at the 2015 Australian Training Awards in Hobart tonight. Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, said the strong field of finalists … Read more »

National Skills Week 2015 – THAT’S A WRAP!

07-10-2015
National Skills Week has wrapped for its fifth consecutive year with unprecedented success! The week recognised, celebrated and informed students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and achievements associated with Vocational Education and Training. This year’s theme embraced … Read more »

Book an Apprenticeship Ambassador today!

01-10-2015
Recently, Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham officially launched Book an Ambassador, a function available via the Australian Apprenticeships website, along with Member for Reid Craig and Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador, Dene Halatau, from the West Tigers, who is … Read more »

NSW Training Awards 2015

20-09-2015
The NSW Training Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and small employers in the Vocational Education and Training sector, in NSW. SkillsOne was on site to catch up for a quick interview with all … Read more »

Tasmanian Training Awards 2015

12-09-2015
The Tasmanian Training Awards are the peak State awards for Vocational Education and Training, recognising innovation and excellence in the training sector. SkillsOne was on site to catch all the action from the evening. CLICK HERE to check out the … Read more »

National Skills Week 2015 launched in Victoria!

27-08-2015
On Wednesday 25 August 2015 with the help of The Hon Steve Herbert, Minister for  Training and Skills and WorldSkills Australia Chair Brian Wexham, SkillsOne Television launched National Skills Week 2015 in Victoria. The breakfast featured musical performances by the … Read more »

National Skills Week 2015 launched!

25-08-2015
National Skills Week was launched on Monday 24 August at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. The week recognises, celebrates and informs students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and achievements associated with Vocational Education and Training. This years … Read more »

Farewell to our Skillaroos!

05-08-2015
On the eve before the 2015 Skillaroo team left for Brazil-  Government, WorldSkills Australia and the NSW Skills Industry joined to farewell the team off to São Paulo, Brazil where they will represent Australia in the 43rd International WorldSkills competition. … Read more »

60th Anniversary of Northern Territory Training Awards

31-07-2015
2015 marks 60 years of celebrating vocational education and training in the Northern Territory. The NT Training Awards are the Department of Business annual premier event recognising training excellence and achievements by Territory businesses, training organisations, apprentices, trainees, trainers and … Read more »

Australian Training Awards 2015

17-07-2015
Australian Training Awards is the peak, national awards for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. For over 20 years, the Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, Secondary schools and Registered Training … Read more »

SkillsOne Television Theatre Showcase

13-07-2015
To celebrate National Skills Week (24-30 August), SkillsOne Television will be hosting a Theatre Showcase, ‘DISCOVER- Your Incredible Journey To a Career’. This is a must for students years 9/10/11 and will assist their understanding of the diversity and career … Read more »

National Skills Week 2015 to launch at Parliament House

02-07-2015
SkillsOne is excited to announce that the National launch of National Skills Week will be held in NSW at Parliament House, Sydney. Launches also take place in each State. Watch this space for more details! Read more »

Event Registration Open

01-06-2015
Event Registration is now OPEN for any company, institute or training organisation to register their event on our website. Be a part of National Skills Week 2015 and help to shine a spotlight on the Vocational Education and Training Sector … Read more »

SBS news – The truth about trades: Apprenticeships versus university degrees

27-08-2014
During National Skills Week each year,  the question of what to do next is on the mind of thousands of Australian students. Research showed far more young Australians believed a university degree provided more career options. But rising tuition fees and … Read more »