National Medalists to Promote Vocational Education and Training as Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors

Established by the Department of Education and Training in 2011, the Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program aims to raise the status of the Australian apprenticeships system by showcasing real success stories. The Ambassadors speak to school leavers, career changers, educators and industry at a range of events about the personal and professional benefits of pursuing an apprenticeship.

“With so many of the gold medalists representing skills that have been identified by the Australian Government as experiencing skills shortages, it is fantastic to see these young men and women promoting vocational education as a viable career pathway through this important program” said WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd.

Scott ShearanAuto Electrical
Jade McSorleyAutobody Repair
Jake HiscockAutomotive Mechanics
Brendan WoodwardBaking Bread
Troy HindmarchBaking Pastry
Lily CampbellBeauty Therapy
Ben NedwichBusiness Services
Nicholas JohnstonCabinetmaking
Ryan GriegerCarpentry
Brett McPaulConstruction Steel
Michele LeuciElectrical Control
Nicholas LennoxElectrical Installation
William StormEngineering Team Challenge
Ryan McLucasFitting
Bradley InghamFitting
Elizabeth LilburnFloristry
Chris WilliamsonGraphic Design
Gaby WareHairdressing
Louise AzzopardiHeavy Vehicle Mechanics
Jason NesbittJewellery
Joshua MorriseyJoinery
Alex HallsLandscaping
Dougal KingLandscaping
Luke ScottMechatronics
Blake AyerstPlastering
Bob Sheridan-GimmelPlumbing
Nathan McHughRefrigeration
Jai NorthRetail Butchery
Taryn KearneySignage
Melinda LethbridgeTurning
Dusti-lee FranchiVehicle Painting
Keagan BezuidenhoutVETiS Automotive
Stephanie RauxVETiS Hairdressing

To learn more about the Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador Program visit