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As many countries and regions face challenges of addressing unemployment, creating new jobs, encouraging engagement, and better matching VET provision to employer and industry needs, entrepreneurship must be a core capability and policy consideration.  Perhaps positioned as developing an entrepreneurial mindset, this can be applied to exploring your own business and ideas, being an entrepreneur for your employer (intrapreneurship), or working on social innovations.

Entrepreneurship is one of the 21st Century Capabilities, alongside a number of other skills required for future jobs and sustainable careers.  Who is doing this well, where are the best practice examples, what is possible, and how does this work for VET policy, systems, teaching and learning practice, and products?  Explore what is working well now, and where you might take this into the future, using a lean startup methodology with discussion on opportunities for women, people with disabilities, young people, and students across every level and industry sector.

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply lean startup methodology, identifying problems and creating solutions
  • Growth hack VET and Entrepreneurship products, programs and services
  • Rapidly design entrepreneurial learning experiences
  • Discern what entrepreneurial approaches will work for your context, country/region and goals
  • Identify VET capability development opportunities
  • Understand best practice in teaching, learning and assessment, and ways to support specific cohorts

VET HACK is a hands-on program where the interactive elements include:


  • Innovation practice examples from around the world
  • 21st Century Capabilities
  • Future Jobs, Skills and Work
  • Research, data and information on the business case for new offerings
  • Skills anticipation and predictins from employers and industry
  • Student feedback and interests


  • Application of lean startup methodology – working through the business model canvas applied to VET
  • Discussion and validation on application in your context
  • Sharing of innovative practice examples from participants
  • Stock take of VET programs, initiatives and policies (review examples and improve upon)


  • Design and development of at least one new solution for VET for your context/country/region/Registered Training Organisation/School
  • Validation by peers, employers, entrepreneurs and industry with an action plan for implementation
  • Microcredentials as an opportunity

If you would like access to this professional development and immersive learning experience, built upon the first programme run at the United Nations headquarters in Bonn, Germany for UNESCO UNEVOC, please contact Wendy Perry via wendy@workforceblueprint.com.au, thank you.