Congratulations to our Skillaroos!

It has been a tough week at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil for our team of Skillaroos. They were pushed to their limits and without a doubt did Australia proud on the world stage. It’s now time…

17/08/2015

The Skillaroos fight to the end

The Skillaroos walked into Anhembi Park feeling tired but excited to take on the last day of the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo. Over the last several months John Shiel, Expert Team Leader, has witnessed both highs and lows…

15/08/2015

The finish line is near

The journey for our 26 champions is about to come to an end. With months of preparation and training now behind them, Brigitte Collins, Technical Delegate for the Australian team, reflects on how the Skillaroos have been performing over the…

14/08/2015

WorldSkills São Paulo kicks off

After working incredibly hard to earn their way to São Paulo, the Skillaroos walked into Anhembi Park this morning ready to take on day one of the greatest vocational education and skills excellence competition in the world. The 43rd WorldSkills…

13/08/2015

Half way through the competition!

From the moment the competition doors opened, Anhembi Park filled with crowds of school students, representatives from vocational education institutions, government and the general public, who were all eager to witness hundreds of competitors from around the world take on…

13/08/2015

One School One Country & Opening Ceremony!

Yesterday, the Skillaroos visited EE Carlos Maximiliano Pereira dos Santos, a local middle-school in São Paulo, as part of the One School One Country programme. The program seeks to introduce young students to the world of skills and learn about different…

12/08/2015

Skillaroos journey so far

On 4 August, the Skillaroos attended a Brazilian-themed Farewell Function held at Sydney TAFE in Ultimo. Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Education and Training and the Hon. John Barilaro, Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small…

11/08/2015

Australia’s best trades and skills superstars in final preparation for international competition in Brazil

With less than a month to go, the 25 talented young trades and skills people comprising WorldSkills Australia’s 2015 Skillaroos team are hard at work training in their respective skills in preparation for the 43rd WorldSkills Competition. The WorldSkills Competition…

14/07/2015

Australia’s best and brightest heading to Brazil for the 43rd WorldSkills Competition

After undergoing months of intensive training, WorldSkills Australia is pleased to announce the names of the 25 Skillaroos that will represent Australia at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil on 11-16 August: John Reminis, Bakery Sam Spong, Bricklaying Karl Geue,…

10/05/2015

Introducing the 2015 Skills Squad

Media Release Skills Squad now to begin training in hope of representing Australia in Brazil! WorldSkills Australia is excited to announce the 2015 Skills Squad, a team made up of Australia’s most highly skilled tradesmen and women across 26 skills….

12/11/2014

Skillaroos celebrate World Wood Day in China

Brett Cahill, 2013 Cabinetmaking Skillaroo and Lukas Page 2010 National Joinery Competitor and 2011 BBM recipient along with Steve Bulman, long-time WorldSkills Australia volunteer and Joinery expert, recently returned home from their trip to XianYou in Fujian Province, China where…

06/04/2014

National Rugby League welcomes home Skillaroos

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) together with the National Rugby League (NRL) welcomed home the 2013 Team Australia Skillaroos on Friday September 20th, to celebrate their incredible success at the recent 42nd WorldSkills International Competition held in Leipzig, Germany. Andrew Ryan, Australian…

06/10/2013

WorldSkills Leipzig Medal Results

It has been an incredible week here in Leipzig, Germany at the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition. The 2013 Team Australia Skillaroos were pushed to their limits over four intense days of competition and now it’s time to see the results……

07/07/2013

Day three of competition. Only one day to go!

The Skillaroos are now three quarters of the way through the International Competition; they have all completed the majority of their modules and will only have a few hours left tomorrow to put the final touches on their work before…

05/07/2013

Final Day of Competition

Greeted and cheered on by a cohort of green and gold official ‘Skillaroo Supporters’, the team proudly walked into the venue for the final day of the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition today. Before heading to their respective category areas, the…

05/07/2013

Day two of competition

After what was a mentally and physically exhausting day one for the team,  the Skillaroos arrived on site  today refreshed and ready to tackle day two of competition. This time with the added knowledge of what to expect and exactly…

04/07/2013

On your marks, get set…Go! Day one of competition kicks off!

The Skillaroos arrived on site bright and early today for day one of the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition. The air was thick with excitement and anticipation as the Skillaroos grappled with the nerves and realisation that the moment was finally…

03/07/2013

Opening Ceremony

7:00pm local time marked the official kick off of the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition, the Opening Ceremony was held last night in the Samsung Arena at the Leipzig Messe. The arena was bursting with excitement and patriotic fans who were…

02/07/2013

Competitor Familiarisation Day

Today was the first time competitors were allowed to access the competition site for their official category briefings and to familiarise themselves with all aspects of their skill area. The Skillaroos use the Competitor Familiarisation Day to become familiar with…

01/07/2013

Welcome Reception and Competitor Excursion

Leipzig was alive with colour and excitement today as competitors from over 60 countries gathered in the city centre for the kick-off of the official proceedings of the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition. In true competition spirit, over one thousand competitors…

30/06/2013