National Skills Week

24-30 August 2020

Join us in a week-long celebration of vocational education and training careers. Find out everything you need to know about starting, developing or changing your career.

Listen to an interview with successful vocational education and training graduates on our new Podcast Channel. Interviews will be uploaded to our channel regularly during the week.

Attend one of the events being held around the country, including webinars, expos and TAFE information sessions. You can join in wherever you live as nearly all events are online. Whether you are just starting your career, want a career change, or you’re a parent or employer, there’s an event for you. See below for a selection of events.


Year 13 Future of Work Expo

Things are evolving really quickly in the world of work. From new technologies to world pandemics, the future of work is totally up in the air. It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning your career.

Year13’s Future of Work Expo will give you a better view of what your job could look like in a few years’ time, and help you figure out what skills you’re gonna need in order to get there.

Make sure you tune into one of the inspirational webinars on topics such as What it takes to work for Google and Why your Dream Job May Not Exist by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel.

The workforce of the future

What kinds of jobs will be around after the COVID-19 pandemic? What skills and training do school leavers need to find employment?

Join business leaders from mining, digital and human services to ask questions and find out about the skills and attributes you will need to be part of the workforce of the future.

This one-hour live streamed event is presented by the Australian Government’s Skills Organisation Pilots.

Tune in at 12pm AEST on Friday 28 August 2020.

VET mythbusters: a parents guide to vocational education and training Webinar

Are you a parent who has questions about vocational training? Join the Australian Parents Council for an in-depth conversation with the experts about what VET is and isn't. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions at the webinar.

Attend: 7:30 pm AEST on Thursday, 27 August 2020.

Apprenticeship Employment Network Industry Updates

Join one of five free video conference presentations on the latest updates on vocational education and training.

Webinars are being held each day. Hear from the National Career Institute’s Executive Director, Tiffany Blight and Deputy Assistant Director, Grant Lovelock who will talk about how the NCI is helping people of all ages and stages make informed decisions about their career.

This event will be held on 10 – 11 am AEST, Thursday 27 August 2020.