Vocational Education and Training could take you on board cruise ships and have you sail around the world.
Vocational Education and Training could take you on board cruise ships and have you sail around the world. John McCutcheon

A qualification could be your ticket to travel the world

THE world is your oyster when you have a practical skill.

That is the message SkillsOne chief executive Brian Wexham is promoting this National Skills Week.

He said vocationally- trained workers in sectors from hospitality to defence could use their careers to travel the globe.

"In hospitality, you've got cruise ships and major hotels that let you travel the world," he said.

"I was in the Caribbean recently talking to two girls working on super yachts. They were from Australia and did a hospitality course and a short boating course and they have been doing that for two years.”

Chef Ryan Grant took the skills from his school-based apprenticeship to the other side of the world, landing a role at Chalet Thovex in France.

Mr Wexham said there was also a wide range of roles in Defence, such as in electrical and mechanical fields, which were always in demand and could attract competitive salaries.

He said those looking to see more of Australia could also consider agriculture work.



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