WorldSkills Australia: 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!
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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 compete at a regional competition. Competitions are happening now in 34 regions across Australia.
Parents & Caregivers
Our skill competitions are a fun, educational and engaging way for young people to learn about career pathways. Want to see what your child is capable of? Watch highlights from the 2021 National Championships now.
Teachers & Career Advisors
WorldSkills makes a measurable impact on young people and the way they view vocational education and training. Discover more about how participating in or attending a WorldSkills competition can help your students make career choices.
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Teamwork makes the dream work! Our partnerships with businesses, organisations, and training organisations
play a vital role in bringing the magic of WorldSkills to life.
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