Skills & Careers: Your Way

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Are you interested in learning about your unique strengths and skills, connecting with industry and exploring how you can develop your career opportunities?

Victoria University (VU) Polytechnic’s inaugural ‘Skills and Careers: Your Way’ program is a free, 8-week program designed to build skills awareness, networks, and a better understanding of career and training opportunities for women looking to get back into the workforce or change their career.

When: Starts Tuesday 9 March 2021

Where: Sunshine Skills Hub, Sunshine Campus, Victoria University and Online
Duration: 8 weeks (approximately 20 hours total across 8 weeks)
Cost: Free

Women in Australia were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilitated by VU Polytechnic in collaboration with industry and community, this 8-week program aims to equip women to prepare for work and training opportunities. Benefits of the program include:

  • identifying your unique strengths and skills to build confidence
  • building job recruitment knowledge
  • skills development
  • understanding different career opportunities and the training that can get you there
  • networking with industry bodies
  • building lasting relationships with a group of like-minded women.

"A great initiative - a sensible and excellent program." - Mikaela Straface, CEO, Women CAN Australia

The program starts on Tuesday 9 March 2020. From day one you’ll connect with industry partners, such as WomenCan Australia and support services such as our Skills and Jobs Centre to find out more about what they do and how you can get back in the workforce or change careers. You’ll move on to participate in a range of practical workshops targeted at discovering your unique strengths.

During the program you’ll continue to participate in weekly activities, such as online short courses, mentor sessions and face-to-face workshops, to further your skillset and job readiness. Don’t worry, you won’t be left to your own devices – throughout the program you will be well-equipped with resources to support you and your learning.

Download the program schedule


We are now filled to capacity for this program. Please complete this online form to be included in the waitlist.

Submit an enquiry if you'd like more information, and a program coordinator will respond to you.

Please note that you will need internet and computer access to complete the online workshops and short courses.

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