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Team Australia Excel at International Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi

The outstanding performances of the 2017 ‘Skillaroos’ and their experts at the 44th WorldSkills International competition in Abu Dhabi has propelled WorldSkills Australia into the top 10 skill nations in the world. The jump from 12th at the 2015 São…

20/10/2017

Message from The Hon Karen Andrews MP – Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

The Hon Karen Andrews MP recorded a message to wish the Skillaroos and Team Australia well as they prepared to depart Australia for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

09/10/2017

WorldSkills Volunteers: Vital, Fun, Fulfilled

Volunteers are one of our most precious assets. Without the support of our dedicated volunteers who give their time, skills and knowledge, WorldSkills Australia and our competitions would not be the great success they are today. Volunteering with WorldSkills is…

28/09/2017

Follow our Skillaroos!

In just a few weeks our Skillaroos will be preparing to take on the world’s best in Abu Dhabi at the 44th WorldSkills International competition. We will be following their journey closely across all our social media channels throughout the…

28/09/2017

National Skills Week

National Skills Week was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the champions of Australia’s strong VET sector, and to showcase the breadth and depth of talent that exists throughout dozens of skills all around the nation. WorldSkills was proud to be…

28/09/2017

Fine Food Australia – WorldSkills Competitions in Butchery and Cookery

Fine Food Australia is the leading trade exhibition for the food industry. The event showcases the latest products and attracts buyers from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, retailers, caterers, bars, hotels and other food businesses. In partnership with Diversified Communications and the…

28/09/2017

Where are they now? Printer Andrew Rajcany

Andrew completed his Graphic Arts Prepress Apprenticeship at the Sydney Institute TAFE in July 2003. Now, with almost fifteen years industry experience under his belt, he works as a Solutions Analyst at Fuji Xerox Australia.  Andrew shares his experience about…

28/09/2017

Where are they now? Florist Dayne Robinson

Participating in the Worldskills competitions has definitely paid off for florist and business owner Dayne Robinson. After competing at her regionals in 2011 and winning gold, Dayne went on to be a Skillaroo for the 2013 WorldSkills Competition in Leipzig….

23/08/2017

Bricklaying Trade Skills and WorldSkills Australia: A meeting of minds.

Providing a plentiful supply of skilled brick and blocklayers to serve the brick manufacturing industry is challenging. While demand for brick homes and commercial construction continues to be high, the range of trade career choices available to aspiring apprentices is…

23/08/2017

Message from the CEO: Regional Competitions

WorldSkills Australia recognise and champion the notion that the vocational education and training sector is central to our nation’s economic growth, productivity and future employment outcomes. Everyone involved with WorldSkills Australia works tirelessly to encourage students of all ages to…

23/08/2017

WorldSkills Regionals: Where it all begins

What are WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions? Regional Competitions are a pivotal part of WorldSkills Australia’s focus and they provide a competitive yet supporting platform for new competitors and new WorldSkills volunteers. Regional Competitions provide young trainees, apprentices and students with…

23/08/2017

2018 WorldSkills Australia National Championships official medal design competition

Overview WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes that skills drives your future and Australia’s prosperity. Since 1981 we have been the leading voice for skills excellence in vocational, technological and service oriented careers in Australia and have…

02/08/2017

Career Opportunities with Pallion

You know Pallion as being the largest precious metal services group in Australasia, but did you know that in addition to providing career opportunities for Jewellers they also are looking for people in a diverse array of skills from graphic…

18/07/2017

Where are they now? Web Developer Jarrad Langdon

In this edition of Where Are They Now? – we are focusing on someone from our WorldSkills community who has been instrumental  in the launch of the wonderful new WorldSkills Australia website, Jarrad Langdon Director of Jala Design. Jarrad is…

14/07/2017

Skillaroos and Team Australia announced

With just 86 days until the opening of the world’s largest skills competition taking place Abu Dhabi WorldSkills Australia has selected an elite team of 43 people including 18 competitors, mentors and officials who will represent Australia at the 44th…

10/07/2017

Past, Present and Future: A competitor’s journey

Young men and women across Australia enter WorldSkills competitions for a variety of reasons: it sounded like fun, to test themselves, because their employer or teacher encouraged them to, but some have a deeper reason. A long term reason, to…

21/06/2017

Opportunity: Video your way to Abu Dhabi

Calling all budding vloggers – tell us your story about how skills have launched careers, built character, confidence, or success and you could be named as the OFFICIAL VLOGGER 44th WorldSkills International competition in Abu Dhabi in October. Entry is…

20/06/2017

Didasko Learning Resources partners with Worldskills Australia

Leading online education content provider Didasko Learning Resources is proud to announce they have become the Platinum partner of WorldSkills Australia. Didasko’s commitment to WorldSkills Australia as a Platinum Partner will support the WorldSkills Championships at a regional and national…

20/06/2017

Preparing for a Globally Skilled Future

Next month WorldSkills Australia will welcome 15 nations to Newcastle for the Global Skills Challenge. After these four-days of competition we will know who amongst our Skills Squad will be going to Abu Dhabi as a member of the 2017…

20/06/2017

Where are they now? Vehicle Painter Stuart Aisbett

Sometimes life can be strange… you start down one path and end up on another and without really realising it you are living the dream. This is what happened to Vehicle Painter Stuart Aisbett.  After finishing high school and not…

20/06/2017