WorldSkills Australia 2019 Skillaroos have WOWED international crowds in Kazan, Russia

A team of 15 talented young Australian apprentices and tradespeople – known as the Skillaroos – recently made the journey to Kazan, Russia, to compete in the 45th WorldSkills International Championships. As one of 66 member countries, our Aussie competitors…

29/08/2019

WorldSkills 2019 team of talented young Aussies to ‘go for gold’ in International skill competition in Russia

After months of preparation across the nation, a team of 15 young apprentices and trainees will soon represent Australia at the upcoming 45th WorldSkills International Championships. The championship will be held in Kazan, Russia this August 22-27, where an anticipated…

01/08/2019

Kirby Apprentice Fund, Strengthening Our Trade

Longtime WorldSkills Supporter Kirby Launch Kirby Apprentice Fund – Strengthening Our Trade   As an exciting industry initiative, Kirby announces the formation of the Kirby Apprentice Fund, established to support apprentices and strengthen the technical skills of the HVAC&R industry….

25/07/2019

WorldSkills Australia are excited to announce our new partnership with Vantage Automotive

A new licensing agreement between WorldSkills Australia & Vantage Automotive is the first licensing agreement of this kind to be signed, allowing Vantage Automotive to be a “Recognised WorldSkills Region” within Australia. Brigitte Collins, WorldSkills Australia General Manager, says “we…

20/06/2019

2020 WorldSkills Australia National Championships Competition Reviewer/Writer

WorldSkills Australia invites applications for the voluntary role of National Competition reviewer/writer for the 2020 WorldSkills Australia National Championships. All successful applicants will be required to collaborate and work with other selected reviewers/writers (Education & Industry) to review – and…

31/05/2019

Hair Expo 2019

Watch a WorldSkills Australia Hairdressing Challenge Live on stage! We’ve invited a group of hairdressing apprentices to the main stage at the 2019 Hair Expo to demonstrate their skills and compete against their peers. The challenge involves two stages, the…

15/05/2019

Letter from the CEO – Global Skills Challenge

We kicked off the 2019 edition of Global Skills Challenge at the MCG Olympic Room. 550 guests, from 16 countries experienced the iconic venue, many for the first time. Our host venues, Kangan Institute, Holmesglen Institute and RMIT University campuses…

10/05/2019

National Manufacturing Week

National Manufacturing Week will play host to Mechatronics and Welding competitions as WorldSkills Australia aims to discover the country’s next generation of champions. WorldSkills competitions celebrate excellence while creating opportunities for young people, who are passionate about their skills and…

02/05/2019

2019 Skillaroos Announced

AUSTRALIAN TEAM ANNOUNCED TO COMPETE AT THE WORLDSKILLS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS With less than five months until the opening of the 45th WorldSkills International Championship taking place in Kazan, Russia, WorldSkills Australia has selected an elite team of 40 people, including…

16/04/2019

Australia’s Biggest International Skills Competition

The 2019 Global Skills Challenge, supported by WorldSkills Australia, the Victorian TAFE Association and the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner, will be the biggest international skills excellence competition to be held in Australia this year. 500 competitors and officials…

08/04/2019

Competition Preparation Week 2019

Competition Preparation Week (CPW) for WSC2019 Kazan, Russia was hosted in a very cold (-20 average) Kazan from the 21 – 26 January 2019. The aim of the CPW is an opportunity for the Host City/Country to get their Work…

19/03/2019

Making a change with the OECD

We invite you to join the effort with WorldSkills and the OECD and be part of a first of its kind research project. If you are an eligible respondent, please complete the 20-minute survey, if you are not a respondent please…

08/03/2019

Cabinetmaking Skill-Off

Josh & Kevin, whilst on opposite sides of the country, have been training the last 5 months to achieve their dream of becoming the 2019 Australian Skillaroo, for Cabinetmaking. Both competed at the 2018 National Championships, in Sydney – where…

05/03/2019

Heatcraft announces major sponsorship of WorldSkills Australia

Heatcraft has once again announced its support for WorldSkills Australia (WSA) inking the major sponsorship deal for the 2019 round of the national refrigeration competition. In a statement, Heatcraft said it is proud to sponsor the refrigeration category for both…

24/01/2019

2018 ATAR results: What pathways are there?

2018 ATAR results are in, still not sure what career path you want to take? Here are some options you might not have considered. With ATAR results released today, emotions surely are at an all-time high for students, and they…

14/12/2018

2018 Regional Workshop

Our annual workshop for WorldSkills Australia regional coordinators took place last weekend. Representatives from 34 regions from across Australia were in Melbourne to develop strategies, agree on policy and process and share best practices in preparation for our 2019 Regional…

27/09/2018

The National Construction Equipment Convention

The National Construction Equipment Convention – construction equipment event of the year With less than three months remaining before the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), running from 15-17 November in Sydney, the construction sector is gearing up for world-class exhibitor…

27/09/2018

Skills Squad Training Camp

48 competitors, training experts & team management joined the team from the WorldSkills Australia office on Phillip Island, about an hour south of Melbourne, for the 2018/19 Skills Squad training camp. The purpose of the camp was to lay the…

26/09/2018

2018 Tenure Recipients

The following recipients have been acknowledged for their commitment and tenure as highly skilled and dedicated WorldSkills Australia volunteers. We thank you for your service and applaud your work and involvement over the years. Heather White – 5 Years NSW…

25/09/2018

Life Member Pin Recipients

The Life Member Pin recognises the outstanding contribution to WorldSkills Australia of an individual, both in terms of continuous service and importantly, the positive and sustainable impact a person has had on the entire WorldSkills Australia community. The recipients demonstrate a…

25/09/2018