This National Skills Week, Australians are invited to rethink the benefits of VET as a pathway to a great career. Events include webinars, expos, livestream events, workshops, and various information sessions.

By attending one of the events held around the country, in-person or online, you can learn about new career opportunities and industry specific initiatives. Whether you are just starting your career, looking for a change, or perhaps you are a parent or employer, National Skills Week has something for you.



Skills Organisation Pilots “Workforce of the Future” webinar

Monday 23 August 2021 at 12pm Register for the livestream event

Workforce of the Future: Rethinking Skills for the Jobs of Tomorrow webinar will feature speakers representing the three priority industries of mining, human resources and digital services. Join us as CEO’s share their insights and discuss the projects they are leading that will help Australians prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.


School Leavers Facebook Live webinar for Parents and Guardians

Tune in on 24 August at 1:30pm Register for the Facebook Live

Finding work can be challenging for school leavers. This webinar is designed to help parents and guardians understand current employer expectations to assist their young person to find, apply for and secure employment.

During a global pandemic planning your career using networking and less traditional approaches will help you figure out what skills you require to work towards your career goal.

Tune into the School Leaver’s Facebook Live webinar and learn about targeted approaches using social media and LinkedIn. Understand more of what employers are looking for – no longer is it just about your experience or grades, it’s about your motivation and objectives when entering the workforce The world of work is changing!


WorldSkills Australia

This year, National Skills Week coincides with the Australian WorldSkills National Championships and skills show in Perth from 26-28 August. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the WorldSkills competitions will also be run across some states and territories. Throughout the week competitor achievements are highlighted as an example of where VET can take you.

Further information is available here: WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2021 - WorldSkills Australia 


Careers with STEM: Apprenticeships and Traineeships Webinar

Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 12pm. Register for the webinar to find out more about where a VET pathway could take your career.

If you’re thinking about your tertiary study options and you’re not sure if university is for you, then you might want to consider VET, and other pathways into STEM.

Apprenticeships and traineeships allow you to study at TAFE working towards a VET qualification certificate, while also learning on-the-job, and earning a wage. In some cases, the Government will even cover your training fees.

To find out more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and hear from those who have a successful career via VET, including Australian VET Alumni Cassie O’Carroll, join this webinar.

For more events happening throughout National Skills Week visit


Get inspired!

The Australian VET Alumni is a national community of VET graduates, registered training organisations, VET practitioners and businesses dedicated to sharing their experience to encourage greater participation and best practice in VET programs.

Several of our Australian VET Alumni members will also be involved in National Skills Week activities.


How did hospitality worker and single mum Sharine Milne come to be known as motorcycle mechanic ‘Spanner’? It all comes down to a few words from her then five-year-old daughter.
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If you’ve wondered how much impact one person can make through their work, ask Heather Bitter who helps 10,000+ secondary students maximise learning opportunities & find career pathways after school.
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For more inspiring stories visit the Australian VET Alumni website.


My Skills

VET is a great way to start, change, or boost your career. To search for courses and further information based on your skills My Skills enables you to explore industries and occupations available in your area.

To re-think the benefits of VET as a pathway to a great career, visit