Be inspired by Australia’s most talented young people as they go head-to-head in over 50 skills – including hairdressing, welding, fashion, bricklaying, cookery and more – with one goal in mind: to win a gold medal and a chance to represent Australia at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2017.
Try your hand at a range of trade and skill-based careers at one of our many fun, hands-on Try’aSkill demonstrations. You can learn how to decorate cupcakes, lay a course of bricks or disassemble a real engine component using different types of techniques and tools required on the job.
Harness your newfound inspiration by speaking with industry experts and careers advisors about the education and career pathways available through vocational education and training at the Skills Village, WorldSkills Australia’s ‘one-step career shop’.
Easy access via public transport
Designated school bus area
GETTING TO MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS
Parking will be available on-site at Melbourne Showgrounds for a small fee, or you can easily hop aboard one of Melbourne’s classic public transport options:
BY TRAIN: Trains will run between Melbourne Showgrounds and Flinders Street, Southern Cross and North Melbourne railway stations at select times from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October. For more information, visit the PTV Journey Planner: ptv.vic.gov.au/journey
BY TRAM: Tram No. 57 (Maribyrnong / Elizabeth Street, City) stops right outside the main gate at Melbourne Showgrounds (Stop No. 33). The journey from the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne CBD takes approximately 30 minutes.
BY BUS: Take Bus No. 472 (Williamstown / Moonee Ponds) to the corner of Langs and Epsom Roads and walk southeast down Epsom Road approximately 150m to the main gate. Take Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) to the corner of Ascot Vale and Epsom Roads, then hop on Tram No. 57 toward Maribyrnong for a quick journey to the main gate.
BY BIKE: Hire a bike from one of the many Melbourne Bike Share docking stations around Melbourne CBD. Bring your own helmet, or you can purchase one from a nearby vending machine or 7-Eleven and return it for a refund when you drop off the bike. Find out more: melbournebikeshare.com.au
Melbourne’s official public transport ticketing system is myki, a plastic ‘smartcard’ with stored value that can be topped up and reused as required. Your myki card enables you to travel all of Melbourne metropolitan’s trains, trams and buses. myki cards can be purchased at premium train stations and retail outlets displaying the myki sign or by visiting the myki website: mymyki.com.au