2017 Regional Competitions

WorldSkills Australia national program of Regional Competitions are held biennially across 31 Regions. Apprentices, trainees and students under the age of 23* can test their skills and knowledge in a Regional Competition. Regional medallists, if age eligible, may go on to compete at the National Competition for the chance to win the coveted title of Australia’s best in their field.

Regional Competitions help transform local talent into world champions in a whole range of skill clusters such as automotive services, building and construction, computing and business, hospitality services, metals and engineering and client services.

The competitions are a series of skill-specific tests designed by industry experts that focus on unearthing talent in young Australians undertaking a trade or skill based career. Individuals are challenged to compete against the best in their region and ultimately the best in Australia. The competitors are marked against a rigorous framework aligned to national training packages, standards and benchmarks.

Competitions run over one or two days and are held at registered training organisations, high schools and work places all across Australia – giving you the opportunity to compete with fellow classmates, apprentices/trainees or workmates.

There are over 60 trades and skills competitions to choose from. Whatever your trade or skill, taking part in a WorldSkills Australia competition will boost your confidence and career prospects.


  • 2017 is a Regional Competition year
  • Over 4000 apprentices, trainees and students will battle it out for gold, silver and bronze medals!
  • Over 500 competitions will be held within the 31 WorldSkills Australia Regions across the country
  • Regional Competitions are organised by WorldSkills Australia’s dedicated volunteers
  • Regional Competitions are open for registration from March through to October

*All national competitors must be within the age limit (born on or after 1 January 1994). Proof of age is required. Over age competitors may be eligible to compete at a Regional Competition once the minimum requirements are met. Over age competitors are unable to progress to the National Competition.

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