Volunteers are a vital part of the WorldSkills Australia story. When you give your time and skills, you’ll make a meaningful difference to the lives of thousands of young Australians. You’ll experience fun and fulfilment along the way too!

Volunteers are one of our most precious assets. Without the inspiring family of over 4000 dedicated volunteers who give their time, skills, knowledge and resources, WorldSkills Australia – and its competitors – would not be the success they are today.

There are volunteer opportunities at regional, national and state competition level. Some roles are ongoing; others are event related. Let us help you find the perfect fit!

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Volunteering roles

Roles you could fulfil by volunteering with WorldSkills Australia include:

  • Administrators
  • Area marshals
  • Category conveners
  • Competition coordinators
  • Competition writers (formerly Project designers)
  • Event and promotions
  • IT crew
  • Judges
  • Local trainers
  • Logistics coordinators
  • Team leaders

“It’s great being able to see the whole site, all the skill areas, catch up with old friends and make new ones, and appreciate all the wonderful skills on show from very skilled young people who are making and will continue to make a tremendous contribution to their chosen trades and careers in years to come.” Thais Turner, Library Manager at TAFE NSW SWSi – Lidcombe College and WSA volunteer


Watching Australia’s young people strive to do their best is simply awe-inspiring. Just like WorldSkills competitors, judges must begin their service at a Regional level before being eligible to progress to judging at a National Championship.

To be a Regional Judge, you must…

  • Have current trade/industry involvement
  • Have knowledge of national industry standards and/or training packages
  • Have high level communication skills.

To be a National Category Judge, you must…

  • Have judged a Regional Competition
  • Apply and be selected with representatives from the education sector across different states and regions as well as industry representatives.

To begin the application process, complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) to judge form.

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Competition writers

Keeping up with our competitors is no mean feat! Competitions are recorded by industry and skills experts with a passion for writing and a handle on the latest skill and trades technology, training and knowhow.

To be a competition writer, you must…

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of national competency standards, industry standards, and national training packages
  • Demonstrate related trade/industry involvement
  • Have high level communication skills
  • Demonstrate a capacity to work as a team member
  • Apply and be selected along with of representatives from the education and industry sectors across different states.

To begin the application process, complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) to write form.

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