National Careers Week 2020

National Careers Week is highlighting how important it is to keep reskilling and upskilling to develop your career. As our world changes, in the context of challenges like COVID-19, this has never been more important.

The spread of COVID-19 has shown that you never know what’s around the corner. It’s also shown us how skilled people can make all the difference.

Whether it’s healthcare workers, aged and disabled carers, freight and logistics workers or science and information technology professionals, these are jobs that matter, now and into future.

You could join Australian VET Alumni, Raelene Collins on the front line, who became a Registered Nurse through combining a VET qualification and a university degree. Read more VET success stories at the MySkills website.

Vocational education and training (VET) is a pathway into these sectors, and many more careers that you may not have considered. VET can help you keep up with the future of work because the courses are driven by what employers need.

COVID-19 is not stopping people securing nationally recognised qualifications — in fact, so much training has moved online that it gives people flexibility and opens up more opportunities to study than ever before.

A VET qualification can get you into any of these really important jobs. You can search around 2000 online offerings on My Skills to get nationally accredited training.

National Careers Week runs from 18–24 May. Check out the many online events, from local, targeted education and employment opportunities, to national webinars at the National Careers Week website.

5 comments

  1. I am a housewife and a FTM too, but now I am looking for a job .I don’t know from where to start and how to apply .I don’t drive also.Its getting hard to fulfill daily needs.kindly help me !
    Regards
    Heena.

  2. How about helping mature age workers we need immediate help what is there for us employers are discriminating against us in droves what about a week dedicated for our needs

    1. Hi Henryk Kay. Careers Week is for everybody, as are the VET courses and opportunities listed on the linked websites in this post.

      1. It’s a bit of a chicken or egg problem. People need jobs, but jobs need candidates with specific qualifications.

        Which do you prioritise?

        For the best chances of finding sustainable employment, we’d say try and balance both.

        I do a job that didn’t exist back in 1981 when I was born. And certainly it was not covered in my studies. But I had a core foundation of skills that allowed me to change direction with a bit of self paced learning to take me into the digital age.

        A lot of people face the same crossroads, and more and more will as our society becomes increasingly digitised and mechanised. We actually produced a video about the future of work you might find interesting – https://youtu.be/pUoJP-et0F4

        Thanks, as always, for participating in the discussion on our blog. We really appreciate your input 🙂

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