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Start Your Journey with WorldSkills

Start Your Journey with WorldSkills Australia at our competitions held in one of 34 Australian regions. The WorldSkills Competitions are a one-day event, designed to test your skills and knowledge against other apprentices, trainees and students!

Competitors have the opportunity to win gold, silver or bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national and international level, all participants will receive a certificate of participation to add to their resume.

The 2019 WorldSkills competition round is now running across the country, with the next National Championship being held in 2020.

Enter by Registering Your Interest Below

Ready to Start Your Journey? You can nominate yourself, or a teacher, training provider or employer can nominate you.

For VETiS (Vocational Education & Training in Schools) competitions please send an expression of interest to info@worldskills.org.au Email

We recommend you discuss taking part with your training provider and employer first.




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FAQ

The below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding our WorldSkills Competitions, if your questions are still left unanswered please email info@worldskills.org.au.

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What WorldSkills skill competitions are there?

Skill areas

More than 50 trades and skills from seven skill clusters are represented at a WorldSkills competition. The seven skill clusters are:

Am I eligible to enter a competition?

To be eligible to enter a WorldSkills competition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Be undertaking studies towards a qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University
  • Undertaken/completed a relevant qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University

There is no age criteria to enter the Regionals, however, to be eligible to proceed to the 2020 National Championships, the National Age Ruling will apply.

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)

I no longer attend TAFE, can I still compete?

Yes, as long as you have undertaken/completed a relevant qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University

I can't see my trade/skill listed, which category does my trade/skill fall under?

If your skill is not listed, it could be categorised under a different name, or it may not be offered by WorldSkills Australia as a competition skill. Talk to your teacher/trainer about alternative trade/skill names or contact your Main Regional Coordinator.

I am over the age of 23, can I still compete in a WSA competition?

To be eligible to enter a WorldSkills competition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Be undertaking studies towards a qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University
  • Undertaken/completed a relevant qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University

There is no age criteria to enter the Regionals, however, to be eligible to proceed to the 2020 National Championships, the National Age Ruling will apply.

The current age limits for the next cycle of WSA competitions are:

  • 2019 International Competition – A competitor at the WorldSkills Competition must not be older than 22 in the year of the Competition. (For Kazan 2019 – Born on or after 1 January 1997).
  • Competitors in Information Network Cabling, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Team Challenge, and Aircraft Maintenance, must not be older than 25 years in the year of the Competition. (For Kazan 2019 – Born on or after  1 Jan 1994)
  • 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)
Can I compete in a WSA competition more than once?

Yes! Past regional and national competitors within the age limit (with the exception of international competitors and National Championship Gold Medallists) may enter again.

When is the next WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition?

WorldSkills Australia Competitions are held all over Australia every two years. The next Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country, register your interest above to find out when your competition is coming up.

How do I know which region I can compete for?

A competitor must live, work or study in the region where they compete. Talk to your teacher, trainer, employer or Main Regional Coordinator to determine who you should compete for.

Where is my nearest region?

There are WSA Regions across Australia. Visit the map to work out which region is closest to you.

How do I identify my Main Regional Coordinator?

Visit the map. Once you’ve identified your region, you’ll be able to identify your coordinator.

My skill is not being run in my region, can I compete elsewhere?

When a skill is not being run in a region, or where nominations are closed, competitors may participate in another region running that skill, pending confirmation from that region.

I live in one region and work in another. Can I enter competitions in both regions?

No. Competitors are not permitted to enter the same skill more than one time in the same competition year.

If I win a gold medal at the National Championship, am I automatically eligible for the Internationals?

No, there is no automatic progression. Eligible competitors will be selected in nominated skills to progress to the International Competition. National gold medal winners who are not selected for the International Competition will have the opportunity to apply for the BBM Skilled Futures Program (subject to eligibility criteria).

How do I enter?

You can nominate yourself, or a teacher, training provider or employer can nominate you. We recommend you discuss taking part with your training providing and employer first. Register your interest above.