Like the Olympics, competition activity begins at grass roots level and competitors are able to progress to competing on the international stage in front of over 200,000 people.
Content can be tailored to meet local skills demands, enabling employers and training providers to introduce the benefits of using a competitive environment to test and build on a young person’s knowledge and skills.
VET in School students, students, apprentices, and trainees can enter the Regionals, the entry route into the Nationals, Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competition. Taking place around the country in 31 regions, these competitions see entrants compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill.
Exceptional competitors from the Nationals may have the opportunity to compete at WorldSkills international competition. Selected competitors form a Skills Squad who are supported in their training by their employer and a dedicated Australian Expert to help prepare them to be selected as Skillaroo to compete against the best in the world.
Past competitors are invited to become a WorldSkills Australia Alumni, and join a network of professionals who act as inspirational role models delivering careers advice to young people.