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Skills Tasmania

WorldSkills Australia

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that provides young Australians aged 23 and under the opportunity to gain new skills, compete against their peers in their chosen trade and fast track their skills and career development. Regional, national and international competitions are held over a two-year cycle. In Tasmania, the WSA program is administered by Skills Tasmania.

1How to enter

  • Are you interested in representing your state in a trade and skills competition?
  • Have you completed or are you completing an apprenticeship or traineeship?
  • Are you aged 23 or under?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then competing at the Worldskills Australia (WSA) competition could be just what you need.

The WorldSkills Australia program is run over a two year cycle – one year at a regional level and the next at a national level. The National Championship is the biggest vocational education and excellence competition in Australia.

Your application must be endorsed by your employer.

2More information about the program

More than 50 trades and skills from seven clusters

More than 50 trades and skills from seven skill clusters are represented at a WSA competition. Competitions are designed by industry and skills experts to assess an individual’s knowledge, practical competence and employability skills against a set of strict criteria. Go to the Skills Explained page on the WSA website for further information.

The WSA program is designed to promote and build a skills culture, celebrate excellence and showcase vocational education and training.

WSA promote and build a 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.

Tasmania has a fantastic record at these competitions.

Tasmania has a fantastic record at these competitions. At the last national championships (2018), Team Tasmania, 17 of Tasmania’s best and brightest apprentices and trainees, won 9 medals at the national championships – 6 gold, a silver and 2 bronze medals. More than half of the team won medals!

Team Tasmania also brought home the Evatt Shield for the best performing region. We may be small in size, but we have a wealth of expertly-skilled young members of society – testament to our dedication to excellence in vocational education and training.

For more about the 2018 Worldskills National Competition and to see photos of the team and medal winners, go to our WSA winners and finalists page.

Key dates

If you are interested in finding out more information about the WSA program, take a look at their webpage www.worldskills.org.au.

Or you can speak with your teacher/trainer, or contact Jacqui Maclaine on 03 6165 6008, 
email jacqui.maclaine@skills.tas.gov.au.

3Key dates

Regional WSA Competition: 2019 ongoing

National WSA Competition: August 2020 in Perth

Regional WSA Competition: August - October 2021

If you are interested in finding out more information about the WSA program, take a look at their webpage www.worldskills.org.au.

Or you can speak with your teacher/trainer, or contact Jacqui Maclaine on 03 6165 6008, 
email jacqui.maclaine@skills.tas.gov.au.

WorldSkills Australia