AEN 2020 National Skills Week Video Conference Series Wrap-up


Now in its tenth year, National Skills Week aims to raise the profile and status of VET in Australia by dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities that VET can offer.

This goal is more crucial now than ever, with the reskilling and upskilling of Australian workers critical to our economic recovery post-COVID-19.

This year we had close to 500 participants across all our workshop from all around Australia as well as some joining us from around the world.

A special thank you to Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon. Minister Steve Irons, for producing a short welcome video that we shared at the beginning of our video conference sessions this week.

We would also like to thank all of our speakers for taking the time to present.

Carl Walsh
Department of Education and Training Victoria

Gary Workman
Apprenticeship Employment Network

Peter Treseder
Australian Super

Linda White Australian Government
Dept of Education, Skills & Employment

Dr Peta Skujins
Australian Apprenticeship Information Services

Gina Chinnery Orygen
Youth Mental Health in a COVID-19 environment

Grant Lovelock
Department of Education, Skills & Employment
National Careers Institute

Tiffany Blight
Department of Education, Skills & Employment
National Careers Institute

Janet Nicholson

IR / Awards Update

Prof John Buchanan
Dr Lisa Fowkes

The impacts of COVID-19 and a way forward

Thank you to all those that attended.  We hope you found the sessions informative and worthwhile.  Recordings from the sessions will be uploaded shortly so please check back soon.