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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

An Historic Partnership: TAFE Queensland and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. With just under a year to go until over 6,600 athletes…

19/06/2017

The World Comes to Newcastle in July

Newcastle will become a global centre for skills excellence in July when the city plays host to the WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge – a four-day training exercise for young people from 15 nations to showcase their skills. The 2017…

05/06/2017

2017 Skillaroo Team Uniform to be Designed by WorldSkills Past Participant

A past WorldSkills competitor, Ashleigh Huntley, has been selected to design the Team Australia’s uniform for the WorldSkills International event in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. WorldSkills Australia invited young designers from our national training institutions and TAFEs to design…

22/05/2017

Australians to participate in Technical and Vocational Training International Youth Forum

Hundreds of young people from across the WorldSkills community will come together in Abu Dhabi to as part of the 44th International Competition to “Think Future” about vocational education and training. The first International TVET Youth Forum will be held from…

22/05/2017

Dylan Bolch – Welding his Way to a Secure Future

Twenty-two year old welder Dylan Bolch has big dreams and a firm plan as to how he is going to achieve them with step one being “get named as a member of the Skillaroos team going to Abu Dhabi”. With…

22/05/2017

Axalta and WorldSkills Australia Renew Partnership to Advance Refinish Professionals

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced a new two-year alliance as a Gold Partner with WorldSkills Australia, a non-profit organisation focused on skills excellence in vocational, technological, and service-oriented careers in…

15/05/2017

National Volunteer Week Profile – Barbara Hawkins

Dedication, consistency and genuine care for those around her – these are just some of the qualities that make up one of WorldSkills longest serving volunteers, Barbara Hawkins. Barbara began volunteering with WorldSkills in 1986 when she was a TAFE…

11/05/2017

National Volunteer Week Profile – Jody Ridgeway

Positions: Centre Director, Trades and Resources TAFE Queensland East Coast/Team Leader of the Official Skillaroo Supporters Tour State: Queensland Jody Ridgeway first heard of WorldSkills when it was Work Skills all the way back in 1988. A hairdresser by trade…

10/05/2017

National Volunteer Week Profile – Rachel Sullivan

Position: Current Team Leader Skillaroos (since 2003) State: Tasmania As far as dedication and commitment goes, Rachel Sullivan continues to go above and beyond as an instrumental volunteer of WorldSkills Australia. Rachel has been involved with WorldSkills since her own…

08/05/2017

Letter of thanks to our volunteers

Dear Volunteers, THANK YOU On behalf of the Board, staff and competitors of WorldSkills Australia we’d like to say THANK YOU for everything that you do. The countless hours you freely give to organising and running competitions, as well as…

07/05/2017

WorldSkills Joins Mission to Strengthen Education Ties With India

A delegation from WorldSkills Australia and the Federal Government recently traveled to India for a two-day to mission to strengthen education and skills collaboration between the two countries. WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd said the visit was a prime opportunity…

18/04/2017

New Board Members Bring Wealth of Experience To WorldSkills Australia

WorldSkills Australia has appointed three new board members – the head of workforce development at the Australian Industry Group, a former federal politician and a TAFE CEO. Chair of the WorldSkills Australia Board, Brian Wexham, welcomed the three new directors,…

18/04/2017

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador: Mary George

For Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador Mary George, her determination to become a pastry chef began at the early age of thirteen where she started her own cupcake baking business. After watching episodes of MasterChef, attending food events and participating in French…

10/04/2017

Practice Makes Flawless

Lily Campbell, a skin therapist apprentice from Riverina Murray in New South Wales, is currently training for the chance to represent Australia at the world’s largest vocational skills competition – WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Lily’s journey is supported by WorldSkills…

10/04/2017