National Skills Week – More than you know!

Media Release
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

The incredible diversity of vocational education and training (VET) will be on display in communities throughout Australia, as part of National Skills Week which was launched today.

This year’s theme ‘More than you know’, reflects the myriad of career pathways that people interested in high quality, nationally-recognised qualifications can pursue.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said today’s launch on the Gold Coast was a great opportunity for all Australians to learn about the value of VET.

“National Skills Week is a celebration of the positive effect the VET system has on the lives of every Australian,” Minister Andrews said.

“Whether you’re still at school, finishing secondary school studies, transferring skills, or thinking of changing or advancing your career, VET is a great choice that offers real pathways to new skills and real jobs.

“VET graduates have the advantage of being trained to be work ready and I encourage all employers to seek them out.

“Not only are VET graduates trained in a world class education system, their qualifications are designed and delivered by industry experts.

“I encourage people of all ages to attend an event in their local area and learn more about the many thousands of qualifications available through VET.”

To find out more about National Skills Week, which runs until September 3, visit

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