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National Skills Week

August 20, 2021

National Skills Week is 23-29 August 2021

Now in its 11th year National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning, dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians.

This year the week will again set out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, skills, career pathways and value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers.


There are hundreds of fantastic events being run across the country. Working within the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and the need to maximise safety for all, a wide range of online, digital and physical events will take place for 2021.

Here is just a sneak peak of what’s taking place throughout the week.

Monday 23 August, 12pm – 1pm:
Workforce for the Future Rethinking Skills for the Jobs of Tomorrow Webinar.
Run by the Australian Government Skills Organisations.

Tuesday 24 August, 12pm – 1:30pm:
Skills or Be Skilled Future Work Summit Online.

Tuesday 24 August, 12pm:
Victoria University Polytechnic Workshop – Breaking Barriers with Technology Livestream.

Tuesday 24 August, 2pm:
AATIS Sustainable Careers and the Future of Work Webinar

Wednesday 25 August:
Newstead College hair and beauty competition.

Thursday 26, Friday 27 & Saturday 28 August:
Live streaming of skills stage and WorldSkills National Competition from the Skills West Careers Expo. Links will become available on the National Skillls Week website.

We will also be live streaming RE-THINK YOUR IDEAS webinars from our Facebook and LinkedIn from 9:30am each day.

Click here to check out all these and many more exciting events taking place across the country!


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