About Worldskills Australia
WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise the passionately believes that skills drive the future of young people, and of Australia, since 1981. The skills-based competitions operate at regional, national and international level, and are aligned to National Training Packages, Apprenticeships Australia and Jobs Australia schemes. The National Championship is Australia's biggest vocational education and excellence competition.
They promote and build skills culture, celebrate excellence and showcase vocational education and training. They achieve this by engaging in research, promoting skills, building careers, focusing on education and skills training in Australia, fostering international cooperation and development, and running skills competitions and leadership programs.
To actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research.
To contribute to sustainable economic prosperity through the development, recognition and promotion of excellence in skills.
To encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perspective and create the understanding that to learn a skill and choose skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.
WorldSKills Australia Championships
The championships operate on a two-year cycle. Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 35 Australian regions.
Successful competitors can progress to several career-boosting pathways. In addition to potentially competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill nationally, and even internationally as members of the Skillaroos - the WorldSkills Australia International Team - there are leadership programs and scholarships to enable young people to become the very best versions of themselves.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is school students, students, apprentices, and trainees can all enter the Regional Championships.
They work with employers and training providers to tailor competitions to meet local skills demands. This helps to ensure that Australia has apprentices for the jobs it has to offer, and that our young people are career ready.
What WorldSkills Australia Does
WorldSkills Australia promotes and builds a skills culture, celebrates excellence and showcases vocational education and training. trades and apprenticeships. They focus on fostering careers pathways for Australia's young people and empower them to become successful global citizens.
This is achieved by engaging in research, promoting skills, building careers, focusing on education and skills training in Australia, fostering international cooperation and development, and running skills competitions and leadership programs.
Every two years, Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students.
The National Championships are Australia's largest skills excellence competition. They take place every two years and feature over 500 young tradespeople completing across 60 skills.
Every tow years WorldSkills Australia sends a highly trained team, the Skillaroos, to compete for the title of the World's Most Skilled Country.