WorldSkills Australia is part of an international WorldSkills movement. Every two years we send a highly trained team, the Skillaroos, to compete against 77 member countries for the title of the world’s most skilled country at an International Competition. At WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, Australia was ranked 12th in the world.

The Skills Squad emerge from the National Championships as Australia’s best young skilled apprentices and trainees. From here the elite Skillaroos are selected forming part of Team Australia that will go on to compete internationally.

Past competitors are invited to become a WorldSkills Australia Alumni, and join a network of professionals who act as inspirational role models delivering careers advice to young people.


Support your Team Australia and join the official WorldSkills Australia Supporters Tour. Packages are now on sale, but with numbers strictly limited – so be quick!

Purchasing an official WorldSkills Australia supporter’s tour travel package is the only way to guarantee tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies for the WorldSkills International Competition.

The official WorldSkills Australia Supporters Tour will also give participants access to  exclusive activities including a dinner cruise, return coach transfers to all four competition days, and a souvenir t-shirt and backpack.

For more information please refer to this PDF – World_Skills_AbuDhabi_2017_Supporters_Packages_Update_June_28.

All packages need to be organised directly with Event Travel Office.

Event Travel – email: / phone: 1300 300 756

Bookings close Friday 21 July 2017.

“Professionally, WorldSkills Australia has assisted me in several job interviews, being an experience I can draw from and hold up as an accomplishment. So much so as it got me my current employment. Personally. I believe that WorldSkills Australia has helped me to grow into a better-rounded individual. The experience of competing and meeting so many people from different skills and walks of life really puts things into perspective.”

2017 competition – WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

The 44th WorldSkills Competition will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 14-19 October 2017.

Over 1,300 young people representing 59 member countries will converge on the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to compete in 51 trades and skills.

The scale of the competition will be extensive, covering approximately 100,000sqm – roughly the area of 104 Olympic-sized swimming pools – and using millions of dollars’ worth of materials and equipment.

2017 marks the first time in history that the International Championship has been hosted in the Middle East.

2019 International Competitions

The 2019 WorldSkills International Competition will be held in Kazan, Russia, in August 2019. The age ruling for participation at the WorldSkills Russia 2019 is that competitors must be born on or after 1 January 1997, with the exception of competitors in the skills of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Team Challenge, who must be born on or after 1 January 1994.