It’s National Skills Week! August 23—29

This year you’re invited to rethink ideas of what vocational education and training (VET) is all about, and to discover, challenge, and explore what is on offer. You can also explore the role VET can have in preparing people for the future of work, and the diversity of careers that can be realised through VET.

The focus for 2021 will be on challenging perceptions of VET, reimagining bold and innovative ideas for Australians to take on their career goals and to see what VET can offer!

National Skills Week is dedicated to promoting VET, bringing positive messages to life and sharing them with a national audience. The week will be highlighting talents and skills, exploring career pathways, looking at the value of apprentices and trainees and sharing many great success stories and innovative ideas from across Australia.

How to get involved

Do you have a story to share? Would you like to showcase what you’re doing in VET? Go to and follow the links to find out more.

Want to listen in, and participate?

Check the list of over 500 events happening through the week — most of them available online at Please note that the line-up for the week is updated regularly, so be sure to check daily and see what’s available.

Page last updated October 07, 2022