Skills & Thrills Show

“Real Skills for Real Careers: A careers showcase like never before. Be entertained, leave inspired.”

Presented by SkillsOne Television in partnership with the Australian Government, the REAL SKILLS FOR REAL CAREERS SHOWCASE (Skills and Thrills) takes career advice out of the classroom and onto the big screen and stage.

Through exhilarating showcases packed with music, film and theatrical entertainment – discover the latest on jobs of the future, industry trends, and learn how to connect your passions to successful career outcomes.

The 1 hour showcase will be hosted by SkillsOne Television CEO Brian Wexham and Television Host Madeleine Lamond, and consists of LIVE BAND segments featuring leading professional musician Peter Northcote, Australian Singing Star and Actress Rachael Beck, and a dynamic song and dance performance by the talented students of the Australian Institute of Music.

It will also feature LIVE Q & A with various Australian VET Ambassador speakers – all passionate advocates for careers in trades and skills. You’ll learn interesting facts about Australia’s skill shortages, and hear the inspiring stories of many who fulfilled their career dreams following Vocational Education pathways.

SkillsOne will showcase a variety of in-demand Industry areas, with a focus on the needs of NSW, including;

  • Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Retail & Service Sectors
  • Building & Construction
  • Community Services & Healthcare
  • Digital, IT & STEM
  • Creative Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Government jobs
  • Service sectors

Support and help guide your students toward a career path that’s right for them. It’s free to attend.


For more information contact SkillsOne Television

PH: 02 8080 0111 E:



Saturday June 2:

Cinema Sessions (1 hour):, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Sunday June 3:

Cinema Sessions (1 hour):, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

*Cinema Sessions: Live host, 35 minute film segment, followed by LIVE Q&A Segment with Industry Ambassadors/VET Alumni

Where: The International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Parkside Ballroom 2

Monday June 4:

LIVE Sessions (1 hour):, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Where: The International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour Theatre (Entry on Level 2)

*Live Sessions: 1-hour show hosted by Brian Wexham – including LIVE music band segments, on the couch interviews, dynamic film content, inspiring stories, song and dance performance.

Cost: Free


“Vocational Education and Training (VET) is all about matching your passion to a career outcome.The Skills and Thrills Theatre Showcase has helped many do just that over the past three years by highlighting the huge benefits of VET in a creative and innovative way.

It’s a great concept with broad appeal, designed to entertain while providing relevant information about training and education pathways in VET that are potentially life changing and ultimately rewarding, both socially and economically. I applaud SkillsOne and its charter, which is dedicated to embracing and reflecting diversity, quality and vast opportunities within the skills community.

I urge the community to come out and experience the Skills and Thrills that VET could bring into your life.” 

The Hon John Barilaro, Deputy Premier of NSW,
Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business