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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

WorldSkills Australia and AWS collaborate to inspire a passion for learning digital skills

AWS will provide free training to participants through AWS Academy and AWS Educate. Competitive challenges for participants to demonstrate their skills WorldSkills Australia (WSA) today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services Inc.(AWS) to inspire young people to develop…

20/10/2020

Message from Steve Irons MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships

The way we train, learn and teach may have been turned on its head this year, but the Australian Government applauds WorldSkills Australia for its continuing work championing skills training for young people. Its ten month training program ahead of…

28/08/2020

National Skills Week: Introducing Bryce Campbell and Georgia Cazdow, Cyber Security

As they prepare for the WorldSkills Australia National Championships in 2021, powerhouse Cyber Security duo Bryce Campbell and Georgia Cadzow know they have an advantage over the teams they’ll be competing against. Where other teams may be working on building…

27/08/2020

National Skills Week: Introducing Monique Juratovac, WA bricklaying apprentice

In honour of National Skills Week 2020, we’re profiling a number of competitors who are training hard in preparation of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships. To find out more about how we’re keeping our competitors engaged, upskilled and motivated during…

24/08/2020

National Skills Week: Introducing Clive Glauert, WA cookery apprentice

In honour of National Skills Week 2020, we’re profiling a number of competitors who are training hard in preparation of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships. To find out more about how we’re keeping our competitors engaged, upskilled and motivated during…

24/08/2020

National Skills Week: Introducing Tim Pratt, WA bricklaying apprentice

In honour of National Skills Week 2020, we’re profiling a number of competitors who are training hard in preparation of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships. To find out more about how we’re keeping our competitors engaged, upskilled and motivated during…

24/08/2020

WorldSkills Australia upskilling young Australians across the nation

We have been busy upskilling over 400 of Australia’s most talented apprentices as we look forward to the 2021 WorldSkills National Championships, proudly funded by the Western Australian Government. To ensure we keep our competitors engaged, upskilled and motivated we…

20/08/2020

Update from WorldSkills International – David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer

WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 Both WSI and our colleagues at WorldSkills Ireland, who have already invested lots of time and resources into hosting the GA, remain committed to the event taking place. Clearly, the global health and economic situation in…

27/03/2020

WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show – Event Postponement

We have some great news – we are still going ahead with the WorldSkills Australia National Championships – it will just be moved to 2021! At WorldSkills Australia, we place the highest priority on the health and safety of our…

13/03/2020

WA Cabinet Maker Carves Out Success in Tokyo

Bridgetown, WA, cabinet maker and WorldSkills National Championships alum, Kevin Dirks, has been selected to represent Australia for World Wood Day at the International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI) held in Tokyo, Japan. As Australia’s sole representative, Kevin will…

03/02/2020

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 THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED   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…

20/11/2019

WSA National Championships, Perth 2021 – Volunteer Application

WorldSkills Australia invites applications for a range of voluntary roles for the WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show 2021. The event will be held in Perth at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 29th April to 1st May…

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