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 more about WorldSkills Australia.

WorldSkills Australia national update

WorldSkills Australia national competitions are postponed until 2021.

Due to the restrictions in place for coronavirus (COVID-19), the WorldSkills national competition and skills show will be postponed until 2021.

From 28 April to 2 May 2021, young apprentices and trainees will showcase and benchmark their skills on the national stage, competing against their industry peers from across Australia.

Northern Territory national team for 2021

Open category competitors

Chloe Taylor Darwin Cookery
Kaiden Oats Darwin Hairdressing
Daimon Martin Darwin Retail baking bread
Ella Adami Alice Springs Beauty therapy


NT regional contact:

Caitlin Temple
Events Coordinator
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Phone: 08 8935 7171

Last updated: 02 July 2021

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