WorldSkills Australia programs Cyber Security into its next competition

On Computer Security Day this Saturday, November 30, 2019, we are launching the first-ever WorldSkills Australia Cyber Security Competition. This 6-hour event was created in collaboration with cyber security experts Ixia, a Keysight business. Cyber Security was a new skill…

28/11/2019

WorldSkills National Championship, Perth 2020 – Medal Design Competition

WorldSkills Australia National Championships, Perth 2020 – Medal Design Competition Overview WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes that skills drive your future and Australia’s prosperity. Since 1981 we have been the leading voice for skills excellence in…

20/11/2019

WSA National Championships, Perth 2020 – Volunteer Application

WorldSkills Australia invites applications for a range of voluntary roles for the WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show 2020. The event will be held in Perth at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 13th -15th August 2020. All…

18/11/2019

WorldSkills Australia strengthens bonds and educational ties in Vietnam

WorldSkills Australia is in Vietnam this week to celebrate Australian Skills Week along with the National Careers Institute organised by both the Australian Government and the Vietnamese Government. We brought two of the 2019 Skillaroos  – Maxine Colligan and Cristopher…

24/10/2019

WorldSkills Australia and the OECD “I am the future of work” campaign results offers bold insights.

As the CEO of WorldSkills Australia, I’m proud of the strategies we employ to get the results we generate here in Australia through the competitions, initiatives and training opportunities we provide our young people. To stay relevant and tap into…

03/10/2019

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