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.
Our mission is to actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research.
Our vision is to contribute to sustainable economic prosperity through the development, recognition and promotion of excellence in skills.
Our purpose is to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perceptions and create the understanding that to learn a skill and choose a skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.
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.