Government, Industry and Nation’s Best Young Talent Come Together to Celebrate Australian Skills Excellence

Senior Canberra stakeholders will be given an inside look into Australia’s skills sector at an event at Parliament House on Tuesday 25 June. The Empowering Skills Excellence briefing session will update advisors and other government officials on how Australia is…

25/06/2024

COUNTDOWN ON FOR BRISBANE HOSTING RECORD BREAKING NATIONAL SKILLS COMPETITION

With just under 12 months until the 2025 WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show, host city Brisbane is preparing for the biggest iteration of the event in its 44-year history. Co-located with the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo, over…

04/06/2024

2024 Global Skills Challenge Concludes

CAMARADERIE AND NATIONAL PRIDE SHINE AS 2024 GLOBAL SKILLS CHALLENGE CONCLUDES The 2024 WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge has concluded, with Australia’s Skillaroos putting in a strong performance that saw them awarded seven gold medals and finishing second in the…

03/06/2024

Global Skills Challenge 2024

The world’s best apprentices and young professionals are coming to Australia to put their skills to the test Global Skills Challenge to be the biggest international skills excellence event to be held in Australia in 2024 In May, Melbourne will…

15/04/2024

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Team Australia

   WorldSkills Australia Announces Skillaroos Team for Lyon 2024 WorldSkills Australia is pleased to announce the 2024 Australian Team, who will represent the country at the 47th International Competition, taking place in the French city of Lyon in September….

14/03/2024

Results: 2022 WorldSkills International Competition Special Edition

Automobile Technology Nick McLaren placed 18th in a highly competitive category Bakery Rachel Crawford placed 4th and was awarded a Medallion for Excellence Car Painting  Isabella Turrise received a Medallion for Excellence with a 6th place finish. Carpentry Matthew Duffy…

07/11/2022

International Competition Update

On 31 May, WorldSkills International, in agreement with WorldSkills Members, WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 Executive Bureau, and WorldSkills China, announced the cancellation of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022 due to the pandemic. Following this decision, WorldSkills International and its Members and Global Partners…

12/07/2022

WorldSkills Australia announces Skillaroos and Team Australia ahead of 2022 international competition

WorldSkills Australia has today announced its team for the upcoming 2022 WorldSkills Competition, the biggest international skills competition, at a formal ceremony hosted by Governor-General David Hurley. The 16 young men and women, dubbed the Skillaroos, will now compete against…

11/07/2022

Skill Squad Update

When we made the official announcement of the WorldSkills Australia Skill Squad in December, there were a number of skills where we had two competitors/teams still competing to be the sole representative in the Skill Squad. We are pleased to…

14/04/2022

WSI Volunteer Opportunities – WSC2022 Shanghai China

As WorldSkills International do for all WorldSkills Competitions, they will appoint personnel to the Extended Secretariat to assist with the delivery of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022. The Extended Secretariat increases the capacity of the Secretariat with a mix of volunteers (from…

14/04/2022

Meet your 2022 Skills Squad

After a grueling round of competitions, set against the ever-challenging backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions, WorldSkills Australia is pleased to announce we have officially selected our 2022 Skills Squad! The Skills Squad is the first step for our competitors looking to…

23/12/2021

Interview with Jody Ridgeway for International Volunteers Day

Jody Ridgeway is Faculty Director for the Faculty for Trades and Resources at TAFE Queensland (East Region), the East Coast Queensland regional co-coordinator for WorldSkills Australia, a WorldSkills Australia life member and – most recently – the recipient of a…

06/12/2021

WorldSkills Australia are pleased to announce our newest partner Top 100 Women

Top 100 Women is an online professional platform for women in the broader construction sector, providing members with access to greater networks, mentors, industry insights, online events, courses, and employment opportunities. The resources that members have access to will not…

16/11/2021

Worldskills Australia National Championships to still go ahead

Apprentices, trainees and students from around the nation will showcase their talents at the highly anticipated 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show, with the event moving to accommodate travel restrictions by introducing satellite sites around the country. The…

27/07/2021

A letter to my 18 year old self, by Damien Sinclair of Festo Didactics

At age 18, I was living at home, working part time and going out with a girl who would become my lifelong partner.  I’d just started my first year in an Engineering degree, because that’s what I thought I wanted…

19/05/2021

How WorldSkills mentors are skilling up the next generation of talent

While our talented competitors are always at the face of everything we do here at WorldSkills Australia, the fact is that there are plenty of people behind the scenes who keep the WorldSkills machine moving. From parents to volunteers, judges…

15/04/2021

Dates announced for WorldSkills Lyon 2024

Following the postponement of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China, by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills International has announced that WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is set to take place 10–15 September 2024. This event will be…

08/04/2021

What it means to be a WorldSkills parent

While our talented competitors are always at the face of everything we do here at WorldSkills Australia, the fact is that there are plenty of people behind the scenes who keep the WorldSkills machine moving. From parents to volunteers, judges…

23/02/2021

Certificate of Merit awarded to Peter Buttenshaw and Sarah Jones

Certificate of Merit Awarded to Peter Buttenshaw (National Judge, National Skill Manager, International Deputy Chief and Chief Expert Industrial Mechanic Millwright) and Sarah Jones (Competitor, National Judge, National Chief Judge, International Expert, International deputy Chief expert, International Skill Competition Manager…

01/12/2020

Update on the 2021 WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show

The year of 2020 has been a tough year full of upheaval, challenges and in some instance’s new opportunities in the way we communicate, conduct business, and continue our training and education.  In April 2020 WorldSkills Australia announced the postponement…

09/11/2020