WorldSkills Australia | What We Do
What We Do
WorldSkills Australia promotes and builds a skills culture, celebrates excellence and showcases vocational education and training, trades and apprenticeships. We focus on fostering careers pathways for Australia’s young people, and empowering them to become successful global citizens.
We achieve this by engaging in research, promoting skills, building careers, focusing on education and skills training in Australia, fostering international cooperation and development, and running skills competitions and leadership programs.
Our core activity areas
Our core activity areas comprise:
- Regional Competitions
- National Championships
- International Competition
- Vocational Education and Training in Schools
- Pathways and Scholarships.
Every two years, Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students. 2017 and 2019 are the next Regional Competition years.
The WorldSkills National Championships are Australia's largest skills excellence competition. They take place every two years and feature over 500 young tradespeople competing across 60 skills. The 2018 Nationals will be held in Sydney from 1-4 June 2018.
Every two years WorldSkills Australia sends a highly trained team, the Skillaroos, to compete for the title of the world’s most skilled country. The 2017 International Championship will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 14-19 October 2017.
Vocational Education and Training in Schools
The WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Competition is open to students who are enrolled in a VETiS course at a secondary school.
WorldSkills Australia gives people of all ages an opportunity to try a variety of trades and skilled professions. Participants are guided through fun hands-on activities by experts from a range of industries and are an ideal way to experience a skill first-hand.
Scholarships and Pathways
There’s more to WorldSkills Australia than competitions. We offer nine life changing pathway and scholarship opportunities that involve additional study, work experience, overseas travel or financial support.