WorldSkills Australia is part of an international WorldSkills movement. Every two years we send a highly trained team, the Skillaroos, to compete against 86 member countries for the title of the world’s most skilled country at an International Competition.

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.


Before our Skillaroos and their experts depart to compete internationally, they all have to take an oath declaring their intention to participate in the WorldSkills International event while upholding the ethics and code of conduct set by WorldSkills International:

Competitors Oath

“In the name of all Competitors, I promise to compete fairly, respecting and abiding by the Code of Ethics and Conduct, the Competition Rules, and the WorldSkills values – all in the true spirit of WorldSkills.”

Experts Oath

“In the name of all Experts I promise that we will officiate with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the Code of Ethics and Conduct, the Competition Rules, and the WorldSkills values of integrity, fairness, and transparency – all in the true spirit of WorldSkills.”


“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.”

2024 Competition - Lyon, France

The 47th WorldSkills International Championships will be taking place in September 2024 in Lyon, France.

2022 Competition - Special Edition

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition is the official replacement for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May due to the pandemic. Thanks to the commitment of our Partners and Members, 61 skill competitions will be held over 12 weeks in 15 countries and regions between 7 September and 26 November 2022.

2019 Competition - Kazan, Russia

WorldSkills Kazan, Russia 2019

22 – 27 AUGUST

Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia

The 45th WorldSkills International competition in Kazan will bring together Competitors from 68 countries who will compete in 56 skills.

A Competitor at the WorldSkills Competition must not be older than 22 in the year of the Competition. (For Kazan 2019 – Born on or after 1 January 1997)

Competitors in Information Network Cabling, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Team Challenge, and Aircraft Maintenance, must not be older than 25 years in the year of the Competition. (For Kazan 2019 – Born on or after  1 Jan 1994)

2017 competition – Abu Dhabi

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

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

The scale of the competition was 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 was hosted in the Middle East.