WorldSkills Australia is a national organisation that has been actively celebrating and promoting the standards and status of vocational training and skills excellence since 1981.
WorldSkills Australia not only showcases skills for the economic prosperity of Australia, it also equips young Australians with the skills to compete in the globalised economy of the future.
Through the programs of competitions and international pathways, WorldSkills Australia inspires excellence in skills and instils confidence in young people to succeed. They achieve this goal through competitions held on a regional, national and international level. All three levels of competition run biennially.
Regional competitions lead into national competitions and national competition winners, if eligible, can become members of the Team Australia Skillaroos.
Through it’s program of competitions, WorldSkills Australia aims to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perceptions and create the understanding that to learn a skill, to choose a skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.
WorldSkills Australia is more than just Australia’s biggest and most prestigious skills competition. The competitions unearth ‘Skill Ambassadors’ - the perfect role models for all young Australians who are contemplating their futures, and examples for all Australians of what can be achieved in a trade or skills-based career.
Find out about WorldSkills competitions in the Northern Territory.
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Northern Territory wins bronze at Worldskills national competition
The Worldskills nationals were held a part of the Skills Show Australia at the ICC Sydney Darling Harbour in Sydney from 2 to 4 June 2018.
The championships saw over 150 medals on offer across over 50 trades and skills, ranging from carpentry, brick laying, auto body repair and mechanics, fashion and jewellery design.
Caitlin Anderson from Nhulunbuy High School who competed in the VETiS Business Services category took home a bronze medal.
“I feel proud to be representing my region and the Northern Territory. I have lived here my whole life so I am very passionate about the Territory” Caitlin said.
Northern Territory national team for 2018
Open category competitors
|Chloe Taylor||Darwin||Open cookery|
|Luke Unwin||Darwin||Plumbing and heating|
|Toby Grant||Darwin||Retail baking - bread|
VET in Schools category competitors
|Pauline Lamboa||Nhulunbuy High School||Nhulunbuy||VETiS commercial cookery|
|Caitlin Anderson||Nhulunbuy High School||Nhulunbuy||VETiS business services|
NT regional contact:
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
Phone: 08 8935 7751
Last updated: 05 February 2020