About WSA

About WorldSkills Australia

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) aims to develop and nurture the skills of young Australians. Our purpose is to promote and build a skills culture by inspiring young people, celebrating skills excellence and providing them with an opportunity to showcase their trade and skill talent. We achieve this goal through competitions held on a regional, national and international level.

Mission

To actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research.

Vision

To contribute to sustainable economic prosperity though the development, recognition and promotion of excellence in skills.

Our purpose

WSA aims to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perceptions and create the understanding that to learn a skill, to choose a skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.

Our competitions operate on a two year cycle. Regional Competitions flow into National Competitions and National Competition winners, if eligible, can become members of the Skillaroos team.

WSA’s program of competitions, aligned to National Training Packages, work to ensure that today’s young people have the skills and abilities to compete within a rapidly changing global marketplace.

At WSA we have seen many young people transformed through the challenge of competition. Their dedication in undertaking months of intensive training to prepare for competitions, their satisfaction in achievement and the development of personal confidence has ensured that WSA continues to nurture young people to be the best they can be.

National winners are overwhelmed by the knowledge that they represent the best in Australian vocational skills. The excitement and inspiration generated by these young people, as they awaken to their enormous potential, has driven WSA’s programs to ensure that competition is only the beginning of a tremendous life journey.

WSA is more than just Australia’s biggest and most prestigious skills competition, our competitions unearth ‘Skill Ambassadors’ – the perfect role models for all young Australians who are contemplating their futures, and examples for all Australians of what can be achieved in a trade or skills-based career.

Find out more about WorldSkills Australia Competitions.