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. The aim of the programs is to further develop the skills of the many young people who participate in WorldSkills Australia events.
ABBTF world class bricklayer development scholarship
The goal of the ABBTF World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship is to provide support for the bricklaying Skillaroo, to achieve the highest possible level of skill to successfully compete internationally.
Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors
WorldSkills Australia is proud to work closely with the Department of Education and Training who manage the Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program.
Australian Overseas Foundation
WorldSkills Australia Competitors who have completed a trade apprenticeship or vocational traineeship to Certificate Level III have an opportunity to be awarded the AOF scholarship which enables the recipient to travel and work overseas.
BBM Youth Support Award for Skilled Futures
A joint effort by WorldSkills Australia and BBM Youth Support, the BBM Youth Support Award for Skilled Futures offers recipients the opportunity to further their training and professional development through work experience in the UK.
The Ern Macdonald Fellowship
To Ern MacDonald, who has been credited with changing the face of labour relations in the Australian construction industry, nothing was more important than recognising and encouraging the development of skills in young people.
Queensland Overseas Foundation
The QOF scholarship provides recipients with the opportunity to work at the overseas destination of their choice by funding their return airfare and initial expenses.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Rotary, in conjunction with WorldSkills Australia, offer a select few competitors the opportunity to participate in the RYLA, a leadership development program run by Rotary.
Team Australia Skillaroos
The Skills Squad, introduced by WorldSkills Australia, supports selected National Championship medallists to ensure they are meeting their training commitments and have the best chance of being chosen for the International Competition.
Australia-India Skills Mission
The 2017 Australia-India Skills Mission, Skilling a Global Economy brought together representatives from business, industry and government to strengthen collaboration between Australia and India.