See Excellence in Action
Public and school registrations will re-open shortly to attend the WorldSkills Australia National Championships & Skills Show 2021 in Perth!
Get ready to witness greatness, discover potential, and explore skills excellence at Australia’s largest trades and skills competition. The 2021 National Championships will give regional winners from across the nation an opportunity to put their talent to the test. Over 500 competitors will showcase and benchmark their skills on a national stage as they compete for gold and a chance to represent Australia at the International Competition in Shanghai, 2021.
Over three action-packed days, you’ll have access to an exciting array of interactive events, workshops and activities. Witness over 50 exhilarating skills and trade competitions, get immersed in cutting edge VR and tech at the new STEMhub, or Try’aSkill out for yourself at one of our demo areas.
Empowering Excellence in Young Australians Since 1981
We believe that skills drive the future of young people and Australia. Since 1981, we’ve championed skills excellence in vocational, technological and service-oriented careers and helped over 100,000 people compete in national and international skill competitions. We’re passionate because skills grow careers, foster life-long partnerships, and build successful communities!
Everyone's invited to be part of the WorldSkills Australia story. Discover how you could compete, lend a hand, or help us promote skills for young Australians.
Student & Trainees
Calling all students, trainees, and future industry leaders! If you’re thinking about your career, now’s the time to register to attend our National Championships. Discover skills and trade career pathways, claim front row at one of our 50 competitions, or test-drive a career at a Try’aSkill station.
Parents & Caregivers
Help your child make an informed choice about their future career. Our skill competitions are a fun, educational and engaging way for young people to learn about career pathways. Give them hands-on experience at one of our Try’aSkill stations and watch our skilled stars at their best.
Teachers & Career Advisors
Kick start career conversations with your students. Our competitions give students a captivating opportunity to see skills in action. Help them learn about different industries, discover exciting job pathways, and see if Vocational Education & Training could be right for them.
What We Do
We partner with businesses, schools, and Governments to help young people learn about skills, achieve excellence, and kick start their careers. We’re pretty skilled, too! Here are our core programs:
WorldSkills Australia competitions give young people an opportunity to showcase their talents, benchmark industry excellence, and champion skills pathways—both at home and around the globe. Hosted regionally, nationally, and internationally, we’re the skills ‘Olympics’ that work to benchmark industry excellence at home and across the globe. Get involved today. Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Skills! Skills! Skills!
We’re supporting the next generation of industry experts! We provide skilled young people with development opportunities to help them achieve excellence. We currently offer multiple scholarships and development pathways that provide overseas travel, study options, work experience, or financial support. Discover how we’re helping skills and trades go further than ever before.
We’re on a mission to raise the profile of skills. To ensure the prosperity of young Australians and Australia, we’re championing the importance of vocational training and skill excellence. Our communications, competitions, and partnerships all work together to help us showcase the value of skills and demonstrate how they provide rewarding career opportunities. See how we’re getting the word out about skills and trades.
Representing my state at the National Championships was incredible! The feeling of competing amongst so many talented and passionate people was electric!
WorldSkills Australia National Champion & Skillaroo 2019
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