Expressions of interest now open for 2022 regional competitions
The WorldSkills Australia regional competitions are the beginning of a new competition cycle, this time culminating in the WorldSkills International Competition in Lyon 2024.
But more than that, a regional competition is the beginning of a lifechanging experience for Australia’s most gifted, most dedicated trades and skills talent. Regional success opens up myriad pathways not available to most – national and international recognition, invaluable mentorship, travel and scholarship opportunities and an unparalleled level of skilling up in their chosen field.
When you compete in a regional competition, you’re starting a journey that leads to you being the very best in your field.
Supporting Our Youth To Thrive
An evidence-based conversation about the impact of skills excellence
This report summarises key findings from online surveys conducted with multiple respondent groups at the WorldSkills Australia National Skills Championships held in person in Western Australia and remotely in New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Victoria in the third and fourth quarter of 2021.
WorldSkills Australia intends to continue collecting data from regional, national and international competitions in coming months and years, which will add to WorldSkills Australia’s growing database and enable comparison of results from one iteration to the next. This comparison will provide further inputs to analyse the efficacy of WorldSkills Australia’s continuous improvement activities and new initiatives, while providing valuable feedback to others in the skills ecosystem.
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.
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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