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.
OATHS TEAM AUSTRALIA
Before our Skillaroos and their experts depart for Abu Dhabi, 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:
“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.”
“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.”
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.