Skills Show Australia 2018

The future of Australia’s trade and skill industry all under one roof.

Forecast to attract over 20,000 visitors, industry leaders, experts and top education providers over three action packed days. Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts – all under the one roof.


Immerse your students in an interactive and inspiring world of trades and skills opportunities.

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for you and your students to see the future to see the future of Australia’s trade and skill industry under one roof. It’s the best head-start to their trade and skill career.


Proud host of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2018!

See the best of the best battle it out! The Skills Show will proudly play host to the most prestigious skills and trade competition, the WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2018. Witness Australia’s most skilled young tradespeople compete in live competitions, battling for their place to represent Australia in the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia.


Register your interest today!

Visit the Skills Show expression of interest page to indicate your intention to attend the event. We will contact you directly to confirm you have received your invitation to this inspiring careers event. Please note: it is the responsibility of your school to transport students to and from the Sydney ICC in Darling Harbour.

Register your interest


We’ve made it easy!

To provide you with the best support and tools to assist you and your students to get the most out of the event, the following planning and registration aspects will be provided to you:

  • A detailed Risk Assessment of the ICC and the event floor space
  • Opportunities to sign up to free guided tours of the competition areas and events
  • Detailed timetables of events and opportunities throughout the entirety of the Skills Show
  • Activities and planned learning modules built around events throughout the show
  • Opportunities to meet with key industry leaders and develop industry currency with access to the latest developments in a range of trades and skills

I’m fortunate to have realised my dream of working in the industry I love but never realised I could always compete nationally and actually represent Australia. It’s an amazing experience. Gaby Ware, 2017 Skillaroo, Hairdressing

Get hands on with interactive events, workshops and activities across dozens of skills and trades.

Skills Pathway Expo

Receive valuable careers advice from the nation's leading education and industry experts as part of the Skills Pathway Expo presented by Velg Training and WorldSkills Australia.

Robotics competitions

Experience the cutting edge in technology and engineering with Robotics.

Get hands on with 'Try'aSkill'

Get hands on by taking part in 'Try'aSkill' activities across dozens of skills and trades.

Start Smart workshops

Attend scheduled interactive, educational Start Smart workshops from the Commonwealth Bank designed to motivate and inspire students to give them the confidence and skills to make smart money decisions.

Skills & Thrills Show

Attend the always anticipated Skills & Thrills Show, a careers showcase utilising music, film and dance to provide inspiring information about industry trends, vocational education pathways and career outcomes.