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, WSA 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.

WSA 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.

Northern Territory wins gold at WorldSkills national competition

Four young apprentices, trainees and students from the Top End have battled amongst the best in the nation at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition held in Melbourne.

Georgia English took out the gold medal in the VET in schools (VETiS) section, Food and Beverage category.

Other NT winners at the national competition were:

  • Chloe Taylor placed sixth in Open Cookery
  • Jemma Hayman placed seventh in Open Baking - Bread
  • Dannii Tawhi placed ninth in VETiS Business Services.


NT regional contact:

Chantelle Salandanan
Events and Publications coordinator
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
Phone: (08) 8935 7751

Last updated: 25 January 2018