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

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

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