National Careers Ambassador

Scott Cam was named Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador in October 2019 to help people of all ages and stages make informed decisions about learning, training and work pathways.

Scott knows first-hand how an Australian Apprenticeship and vocational education and training (VET) can lead to rewarding career paths.

A message from the National Careers Ambassador

I’m very proud to say I’m Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador.

I took on this role with the National Careers Institute to encourage people to access the wide range of career pathways on offer through vocational education and training — often called ‘VET’.

It might have been more than thirty years ago that I completed my Australian Apprenticeship and became a qualified carpenter, but it was a significant achievement and put me on the career path to where I am now.

Something that is really important is to appreciate the benefits of lifelong learning and how VET can help you keep your skills and education up-to-date. Think of it as having all the right tools for the job, regardless of where your career might take you.

VET is a great way to keep up with the future of work, because its courses are driven by what employers need, making career prospects great.

VET can offer you nationally recognised training and qualifications across a range of industries.

Start a conversation — with your family, friends, or a career practitioner — about what your future could look like, and consider how vocational and education training can take you there.

Just remember — VET equals real skills for real careers — and there’s no time like NOW to take a good look at it.

Visit to find out how you can take the next steps in your career.

- Scotty