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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

Congratulations to the 2018 BBM Youth Support Trade Awardees

This year’s BBM Youth Support Awards in the Trades Category recognise excellence in 15 aspiring industry leaders across 14 trades, from tiling to fashion technology and from metal fabrication to baking. “Our 2018 awardees from Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania…

19/09/2018

Volunteer Position: TOUR LEADER

LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER, TRAVEL AND BE A MEMBER OF OUR COMPETITION TEAM? Position Vacant: OFFICIAL SKILLAROOS SUPPORTERS GROUP TOUR LEADER WorldSkills Australia invites applications for the voluntary role of the ‘Official Supporters Group Tour Leader’ (2) for Team…

24/08/2018

Volunteer Position: Skills Squad Team Leader Assistant

Looking for a chance to volunteer, travel and be a member of our competition team? As part of WorldSkills Australia future/succession planning, WSA is seeking to appoint a Competitor Team Leader Assistant/s for the 2018/19 Skills Squad and 2019 Skillaroos…

24/08/2018

Empowering Diversity In Our Trades Industry

Tradeswomen Australia Foundation promotes apprenticeship pathways to women specialising in male-dominated industries. Less than 3% of the Australian trade workforce is represented by women and Tradeswomen Australia is striving to increase this figure. Joining forces with the Australian Government Department…

23/08/2018

National Skills Week

National Skills Week seeks to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians of all ages to explore the skills that Industry needs to advance Australia’s competitiveness and global opportunity.  National Skills Week has grown in stature since its launch at the National…

17/08/2018

Troy Everett Recognised for Excellence

Long-time WorldSkills Australia volunteer Troy Everett was awarded a Premier TAFE Scholarship on Wednesday night. Troy is currently a member of the 2018/2019 WorldSkills Australia Skills Squad and has been involved with WorldSkills for over 15 years. Troy was voted…

17/08/2018

Where are they now? Digital Forensic Analyst Troy Pretty

Troy Pretty wanted a career in carpentry. However, when it was time to pick electives in Year 12, the student numbers meant they weren’t able to facilitate a woodworking class. So despite never having owned a computer, Troy enrolled in…

01/08/2018

Meet Your New Skills Squad

Your 2018/2019 Skills Squad! Announced: July 2018 SKILL COMPETITOR STATE EMPLOYER RTO TRAINING MANAGER TRAINING MANAGER EMPLOYER 3D Digital Game Art Shannon Gallagher Silver NSW Student TAFE NSW David Bartolo TAFE NSW Automobile Technology Anthony Ters NSW Sutton Motor Chullora…

23/07/2018

Skills Squad 2018/2019 Announcement

AUSTRALIA’S BEST YOUNG SKILLED WORKERS VYING TO TAKE ON WORLD’S BEST IN RUSSIA   Twenty-three young Australians have won the right to join a team who will train towards selection to represent Australia at the 45th WorldSkills International Competition in…

23/07/2018

Vantage Automotive support of WorldSkills Australia

Vantage Automotive is a major provider of Government Funded Vocational Learning & Development services to leading Automotive Manufacturers, with an extensive client list across Australia. Established as a nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in 2004, Vantage Automotive consistently achieves success…

28/06/2018