National Skills Week was founded on four key areas of focus, notably to dispel the negative perceptions that surround vocational education and training (VET), highlight its diversity, the career pathways, and the success stories that emanate from VET, plus bring focus to emerging skills needs, and industry trends

2024 Theme: VET- It’s a Gamechanger

The theme for National Skills Week 2024 is Game Changer!

Discover how choosing Vocational Education and Skills Training can be the ultimate game changer in your career and life- igniting paths to personal and professional success, giving you the  competitive edge with skills and confidence to thrive.

Whether you’re at high school, leaving school, looking to upskill or even switch gears and pursue a new passion, vocational training allows you to take control of your future, delivering practical, real-world skills that you can apply immediately in the workplace, ensuring you’re job-ready from day one with the capacity to stay ahead in an ever-evolving economy.

Join us for National Skills Week and discover how Vocational Education can be the ultimate game changer in your career and life as well as the game-changing impact of skills on Australia’s future and on our economy

Join us in a week-long extravaganza of showcasing, discovery, and stories.

Check out our social media resources here. including logos, theme visuals and key messages

#letsexplore #VETforthefuture #skills #NSWk #pathwaytosuccess #realskillsforrealcareers #gamechanger


Previous Years Theme

2023 Theme

2023 Theme

What are you looking for?  is the theme for National Skills Week 2023.  The focus is on matching what people are looking for in a career and their life to skills training through Vocational Education.  Also inviting employers and industry to join in the conversation with what they are looking for their team and the role that VET has in this space.

To showcase that whatever you are looking for- starting out, changing careers, upskilling- can be achieved through Vocational Education and Training (VET) .

Watch the 2023  video to our Theme :

2022 Theme

2022 Theme

In 2022. the theme for National Skills Week is A Universe of Skills: Go Beyond Your Imagination. We are asking people to re-imagine possibilities for careers, opportunities and emerging industries. Discover careers, pathways and opportunities in skills and Vocational Education that you may not know about, thought about or even imagined. Careers in emerging industries and areas, new technology, future skills and jobs. This years theme prompts people to question:

  • Did you ever imagine a career where…
  • Could you possibly imagine a job which…
  • What do you imagine for your future…

Check out our theme launch video 

2021 Theme

2021 Theme

The focus is on changing and challenging the perceptions of what is on offer in Vocational Education and training. To challenge people to rethink what they know or don’t know about VET. Or to challenge their own thinking and reassess the value.
With Qualifications from pre apprenticeship through to Graduate certificates and Advanced diplomas – from Trades, Information technology, aviation, robotics, engineering, nursing, building, horticulture, land management, manufacturing, transport and logistics, business, management, sports and recreation, community services, health, retail, tourism, hospitality,
and technology- VET is best placed to start, build or retrain in a career.

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