WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes skills drive the future of young people, and of Australia.
We are part of an international WorldSkills movement.
We have been enabling young people to showcase their trade and skills talents since 1981.
Our skills-based competitions operate at regional, national and international levels, and are aligned to National Training Packages, Apprenticeships Australia and Jobs Australia schemes. Our National Championship is Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competition.
We promote and build a skills culture, celebrate excellence and showcase vocational education and training. We achieve this by engaging in research, promoting skills, building careers, focusing on education and skills training in Australia, fostering international cooperation and development, and running skills competitions and leadership programs.
WorldSkills Australia influences, challenges and supports Australians to develop, recognise and promote skills excellence for a thriving economy.
WorldSkills Australia’s purpose is to identify, demonstrate, promote and grow the excellence of Australia’s skills development.
Boundless enthusiasm that is the driving force behind our successful endeavours to provide purpose and support to keep striving towards excellence in all we do.
By being, instilling and growing confidence in ourselves and others, excellence can be achieved.
We are a community that carries the load together by building purposeful relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision.
Approaching all aspects of the Organisation in an honest, transparent, ethical manner to foster an open, trustworthy, inclusive, and positive environment for all.
We have high standards. We execute on the details. We take pride in our work. Excellence is a state of mind.
We strive to ensure all we do remains connected and appropriate in the communities we exist in.
WorldSkills Australia championships operate on a two-year cycle. Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions.
North QLDSee Region
South West VictoriaSee Region
Melbourne EastSee Region
East Coast QLDSee Region
New EnglandSee Region
Riverina MurraySee Region
Northern Region SASee Region
Northern TerritorySee Region
Sydney WestSee Region
Central QLDSee Region
South West QLDSee Region
Northern RiversSee Region
Mid CoastSee Region
Gold CoastSee Region
North West WASee Region
South West WASee Region
Perth NorthSee Region
Perth SouthSee Region
South East SASee Region
Central VictoriaSee Region
Successful competitors have the opportunity to progress to a number of career-boosting pathways. In addition to potentially competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill nationally, and even internationally as members of the Skillaroos – the WorldSkills Australia International Team – there are leadership programs and scholarships to enable young people to become the very best versions of themselves.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in School students, students, apprentices, and trainees can all enter the Regional Championships.
We work with employers and training providers to tailor competitions to meet local skills demands. This helps to ensure that Australia has apprentices for the jobs it has to offer, and that our young people are career ready.