Scholarships and Pathways

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

Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador: Dusti-lee Franchi

For Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador Dusti-lee Franchi, an Australian Apprenticeship has allowed her to explore a career choice in Vehicle Painting. “I wanted to be a hairdresser and when I found out it wasn’t for me I looked at what I…

14/03/2017

Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) Award Ceremony

Three WorldSkills Competitors received the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) overseas travel Award in a ceremony at Brisbane Parliament House on Friday 7th of March 2017. This year, the awards included three scholarships for young vocational training graduates: ● Adrian Clark,…

06/03/2017

Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador: Scott Shearan

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador Scott Shearan knows the first-hand value in investing in an Australian Apprenticeship. “To be successful in my trade,” Scott explains, “you need to be open to learning new things, always be switched on, and constantly be on…

13/02/2017

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…

14/11/2016

2016 Ern MacDonald Fellowship: Who came out on top?

History was made last month as two extraordinary young people were announced the joint winners of the 2016 Ern MacDonald Fellowship. WINNERS: Sharlene Kidd, Perth North Region Peter Ives, Hunter Region RUNNER-UP: Sam Glisson, Ballarat Wimmera Region FINALISTS: Harley Clements,…

09/05/2016

WSA competitors jetting off to the UK for BBM Skilled Futures Program

After a farewell reception at the VIBE Hotel in Sydney tonight, 16 of WorldSkills Australia’s most talented competitors will commence the 23 hour journey to the UK to take part in the 2015 BBM Skilled Futures Program. BBM Youth Support…

15/07/2015

2015 BBM Skilled Futures Program

The WorldSkills Australia journey can lead competitors to many different career pathways around the world. For the sixteen highly ambitious individuals that have been selected to take part in the 2015 BBM Skilled Futures Program, the next step of the…

21/04/2015

WSA competitors win three out of four scholarships awarded by QOF

It is with great pleasure that we announce that WorldSkills Australia medallists have won three of this year’s scholarships awarded by the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF). Established in 1976, the QOF scholarship provides recipients with the opportunity to work at…

18/04/2015

Nation’s Top Bricklayer headed for success, thanks to ABBTF

WorldSkills Australia is thrilled to announce, Sam Spong, 2015 Bricklaying Skills Squad member from Illawarra as the successful recipient of the inaugural ABBTF World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship. The scholarship, established in March 2014 by the Australian Brick and Blocklaying…

15/02/2015

2014 Ern MacDonald Fellowship

The 2014 Ern MacDonald Fellowship Presentation Ceremony was held on Friday the 11th of April at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney where selected guests gathered to celebrate the 2014 finalists. This year, the finalists included five former WorldSkills Australia competitors:…

17/04/2014

2013 BBM Youth Support Awards

On Monday the 18th of November, recipients of the 2013 BBM Skilled Futures program were recognised at the official BBM Youth Support Awards function held at Parliament House in Sydney. 150 guests attended the function to celebrate and acknowledge the…

09/12/2013

BBM awardee’s trip of a lifetime

Matthew Papandrea has recently returned home after participating in the 2013 BBM Skilled Futures Program in the UK and a three week stint across Europe where he undertook work placement in some of Europe’s highest profile butcher shops. Matthew was…

12/11/2013

BBM recipient returns home from UK work experience

James Ripa has recently returned home from a six week stint across the UK where he participated in the BBM Skilled Futures Program and extensive work placements. James was chosen to participate in the 2013 BBM Skilled Futures Program following…

10/09/2013

2013 BBM Skilled Futures Program

On the 16th of June, 16 of Australia’s elite trade and skill technicians embarked on a two-week trip of a lifetime to the United Kingdom (UK), after being selected to be part of the BBM Skilled Futures Program. The program…

08/08/2013

BBM Skilled Futures Program Update

On Sunday 16th of July, 16 young men and women departed Sydney International Airport to participate in what has been described by many as a “once in a lifetime experience.” The BBM Skilled Futures Program offers WorldSkills Australia National Competition…

18/06/2013

BBM awardees to depart for UK in 19 days

On the 16th of June, 16 of Australia’s elite trade and skill technicians will embark on a two-week trip of a lifetime to the United Kingdom, after being selected to be part of the BBM Skilled Futures Program. The program…

28/05/2013

2013 Queensland Overseas Foundation Recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the Queensland Overseas Foundation! WorldSkills Australia is proud to announce that this year, all five recipients are WSA competitors. Well done to: Jessica Parker – Business Services Jessie Lucas – Commercial Cookery and Hospitality…

12/03/2013