National Skills Week

National Skills Week seeks to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians of all ages to explore the skills that Industry needs to advance Australia’s competitiveness and global opportunity. 

National Skills Week has grown in stature since its launch at the National Press Club in Canberra (2011) by Senator Chris Evans, supported by Prime Minister and Cabinet. The event was televised live on ABC and Foxtel (SKY Business).

Each year, engagement from the sector increases, complemented by new and innovative ideas.

National Skills Week has been supported annually by successive Federal and State Governments. Additional support is provided by a broad range of stakeholders including RTOs, industry Associations and major corporates.

The Week is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. Through hundreds of activities around Australia, highlighting the achievements, contributions, the career pathways, opportunities and success stories of VET.

This year’s theme is Real Skills for Real Careers.


National Skills Week Runs from August 27 to September 2.