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National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians.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

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Spotlight

Spotlight on National Skills Week

Career Stories

Take a look at some success stories from the VET Alumni.

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The official Instagram page for National Skills Week in Australia.

@worldskillsau 🌟✨This weekend, our incredibly talented NSW and ACT competitors finally got a chance to roll up their sleeves and show off their skills as we held the final leg of the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships across a number of @tafensw campuses. ✨🌟  We’ll be announcing winners for each skill this coming Wednesday - check our FB page for more info!  . 
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#tafensw #sydney #worldskills #tradie #tradielife #wsaperth2021 #tafe #apprenticeships #careergoals #tradiesaustralia
Have you seen our webinar with WorldSkills Australia competitors Brendan Thomas and Sebastian Mollison.  Hear about Brendan and Sebastian's experiences through their apprenticeship and VET training and WorldSkills competitions. Produced in partnership with TAFE Victoria.  WATCH: https://bit.ly/3oMbbzA  #NationalSkillsWeek #Rethinkyourideas #letsexplore #VETforthefuture #skills #NSWk #pathwaytosuccess #realskillsforrealcareers #myskills
A new episode of our School-Based Apprenticeship & Traineeship Podcast series is available.  In this episode we speak to Lannery about doing a Cert. III in Business Administration as part of his HSC. Then we finish up with suggestions to other students who are interested in starting their career while still at school and earning some money on the way.  LISTEN: https://bit.ly/3zIQ8zI  This SBAT pathways podcast series is brought to you by the NSW Department of Education and SkillsOne.  #SBAT #SchoolBasedApprentieshipTraineeship #NationalSkillsWeek #RethinkYourIdeas #VETforthefuture
@aatinfoservice Are you new to the Australian Apprenticeship Industry? Or perhaps you induct new staff in your team?  The AATIS team are proud to be releasing our newest resource just for you, the AATIS Induction Kit.  The Induction Kit has been designed to support staff within the Australian Apprenticeships industry, and also takes a deeper dive into technical elements of the Australian Apprenticeships system for those who are familiar with the sector looking to increase their knowledge. You can download your FREE copy now via the #linkinbio.  #apprenticeships #traineeships #australianapprenticeship #apprenticeshipindustry #gto #VET #vocationaleducation #careers #careerssupport
@womenbuildingaustralia With South Australia’s construction industry booming and hungry for additional apprentices, an all-female Try A Trade program is being held at TAFE SA’s Tonsley Campus to give participants the chance to explore trades. The program, run in consultation with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), will cover carpentry, tiling, painting and decorating and White Card activities over four days.  The Try A Trade program also enables participants, who are from high schools involved in the doorways2construction Vocational Education and Training (VET) program, to familiarise themselves with TAFE SA facilities and learn more about training opportunities. This is a a great opportunity for young women to try out some skills that are highly sought after in SA.  #womeninbuilding #womeninconstruction #womenintrade #tradielady #advocacy #supportwomen #womenbuildingaustralia #equality #representation #womenboss #womenpower
Have you seen our webinar with WorldSkills Australia competitor Kellie Cole?  Kellie talks about her apprenticeship and career in floristry and the valuable experience gained through her journey in the WorldSkills competitions.  WATCH: https://bit.ly/3uz35uX  #NationalSkillsWeek #Rethinkyourideas #letsexplore #VETforthefuture #skills #NSWk #pathwaytosuccess #realskillsforrealcareers #floristry #worldskills
@nswtrainingawards Congratulations to 2021 NSW Apprentice of the Year - Troy Harris
After working many office jobs, Troy craved job security and a hands-on career. With plumbing in his family’s blood, Troy quickly rose from assistant to head plumber. He pins his success on his VET trainers and workplace mentors and hopes to inspire others to start a trade later in life.  Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: A P Bathrooms
Rethink Careers in Digital!  Check out our interview live from the #SkillsStage exploring digital skills. What are the jobs, careers, trends and future projections?  Watch the interview - https://bit.ly/3a1rdgo  #NationalSkillsWeek #Rethinkyourideas #letsexplore #VETforthefuture #skills #NSWk #pathwaytosuccess #realskillsforrealcareers #myskills
National Skills Week - 2022