Nick Davies

IT Software Applications

  • International Result Silver Medal
  • Region Sydney

How did you get into the industry?
I%27ve grown up with computers all my life and always been interested in how they work.

Would you recommend a trade/skill based career to others?
Software Applications isn%27t for everyone, but if you enjoy using computers for everyday tasks it may be more interesting than it seems.

How has WorldSkills Australia helped you so far personally & professionally?
WSA competitions have solved the question of what I%27m going to do after I finish school, and it%27s provided me goals to work towards.

Would you recommend others participate in the WorldSkills Competitions?
Yes. The Sydney 2008 National WorldSkills Australia Competition was one of the best weeks of my life, and it pushed me to work harder than ever before.

What do you hope to achieve in both short and long terms of your career?
In the short term I would like to get a job in the IT industry. In the long term I hope to be able to work on software packages to prevent mishaps like Windows ME or Actionscript 3.0 from happening again.

Sydney Regional Competition 2007: Gold
National Competition 2008: Gold


Caroline Hawkins

Caroline works at TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute and has a lot of experience with preparing for International Competitions. Caroline has mentored the competitors for the WorldSkills International Competitions in Seoul (2001) St Gallen (2003) and Shizuoka (2007). She wants to prepare Nick by building a team that can best support him to achieve the best result. Caroline always encourages Skillaroos to make the most of every minute and grab every opportunity as it will be a life changing experience.