Should I still register for the National Championships if I have not already done so?
Yes, if you have received an invitation to compete for the National Championships, please complete your registration as we are continuing to plan for the event in 2021.
What new dates will I require off work to attend National Championships?
Competitors will be required in Perth from Tuesday 24 August – Monday 30 August 2021.
Tuesday 24 August 2021 – Travel to Perth
Wednesday 25 August 2021 – Familiarisation & Opening Ceremony
Thursday 26 August – Saturday 28 August – Competition Dates
Sunday 29 August 2021 – Closing Ceremony
Monday 30 August 2021 – Travel back to home location
What will happen to my $250.00 registration fee?
Your registration fee will automatically roll now to our new event dates. To receive a refund, please advise your WorldSkills Australia regional contact of your withdrawal by Friday 29 January 2021. Any withdrawals after this date will not automatically be refunded.
What if I can no longer compete?
Your registration will automatically roll over to our new event dates. If you are not able to attend the new event dates, please advise your WorldSkills Australia regional contact by Friday 29 January 2021.
Does it matter if I have finished my apprenticeship/traineeship or course ?
Open competitors can still compete in the National Championships if you have completed your apprenticeship/traineeship or course.
Will I be charged more because the date has moved?
There will be no additional costs incurred with the change of date.
Will I still meet the age eligibility requirements?
The existing age eligibility rules will remain for 2021, these are detailed below:
2020 National Championships – A competitor at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships should not be older than 24 years in the year of Competition (For 2020 – Born on or after 1 Jan 1996)
How will the postponement affect VET in School competitors?
WorldSkills Australia has reviewed the impact of the date change, regrettably, this impacts the opportunity to compete and we need to advise that all 2019/2020 VET in Schools competitors selected for the 2020/2021 National Championships will no longer be eligible to progress to the now postponed National Championships in August 2021.
If you have any questions, please speak to your State Manager:
ACT – Chloe Handley, Chloe.Handley@act.gov.au
New South Wales – Heather White, firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland – Eric Davis , email@example.com
Victoria – Mick Prato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Australia – Fiona Johnson, Fiona.Johnson@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Who can I speak to about my competition for training advice?
Speak to your Chief Judge via your Skill Facebook page for any questions about your Training Program.
Will I still be eligible to represent Australia in Shanghai?
WSC Shanghai will now be rescheduled to October or November in 2022. Refer to the update from WorldSkills International here.
Age Eligibility: for the 2021 WorldSkills International Championships it is essential that competitors be born on or after 1 January 1999 to be eligible to compete, with the exception of Mechatronics, MTC, Information Network Cabling and Aircraft Maintenance skills, who must be born on or after 1 January 1996.