WorldSkills

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.

Northern Territory wins bronze at Worldskills national competitionPortrait shot of Caitlin Anderson

This year 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.

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

CompetitorRegionCategory
Chloe Taylor Darwin Open cookery
Luke Unwin Darwin Plumbing and heating
Toby Grant Darwin Retail baking - bread
Simone Place Darwin Hairdressing

VET in Schools category competitors

CompetitorSchoolRegionCategory
Pauline Lamboa Nhulunbuy High School Nhulunbuy VETiS commercial cookery
Caitlin Anderson Nhulunbuy High School Nhulunbuy VETiS business services

Contact

NT regional contact:

Chantelle Salandanan
Events Coordinator
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
Phone: 08 8935 7751
chantelle.salandanan@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 12 July 2018