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WorldSkills 2018 Competitors

WorldSkills National Championships, Sydney, 2 - 4 June 2018

Team Tasmania shines at National Championships!

Tasmania’s best and brightest apprentices and trainees have claimed nine medals at the 2018 WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney last week, with six gold, a silver and two bronze medals won by the 17 person Tasmanian team.

The success of our apprentices and trainees also meant Team Tasmania was awarded the Evatt Shield for best performing region, based on the aggregate scores of all competitors from each region of Australia.

This year’s win makes it the fourth time Tasmania has won the Evatt Shield. Everyone at Skills Tasmania is very proud of our team members and our brilliant Team Leaders: Rachel Sullivan, Jai Maluga and Matt Barratt.

Eight of our medallists are TasTAFE trained while our Floristry gold medal winner, Phoebe Martin, was trained at Marjorie Milner College in Melbourne.


Gold medals:CategoryEmployer
Phoebe Martin
Joshua Boon
Samuel Laing
Colby Neal
Mitchell Stephan
Justin Bye
Sheetmetal Work
Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
Flora Gondwana, North Hobart
UCI Joinery, Ulverstone
JPO Building Contractors, Devonport
Burnie Plumbing Supplies
Darren's Plastering, Roches Beach
MDG Contracting, Shearwater
Silver Medal:  
Becky Turner Hairdressing CAJ Hair & Beauty Studio, Moonah
Bronze medals:  
Kayden Stafford
Liam Woodleigh-Hardinge
IT Network Systems Admin
Elphinstone, Burnie
Sacred Heart School, New Town

Team Tasmania 2018

15 of the competitors are TasTAFE trained

WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2018 - Team Tasmania

Auto Electrical Billy McCullagh AHL Heavy Vehicle, Burnie
Automotive Mechanics Jacqueline Hodgkinson Motors, Launceston
Bricklaying Bradley Guy Hingston Bricklaying, Riverside
Cabinetmaking Josh Boon UCI joinery, Ulverstone
Carpentry Samuel Laing JPO Building Contractors, Devonport
Electrical Installation Joshua Davison Davison Holdings, Margate
Floristry Phoebe Martin Flora Gondwana, North Hobart
Hairdressing Becky Turner CAJ Hair and Beauty, Moonah
Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Justin Bye MDG Contracting, Shearwater
IT Network Systems Administration Liam Woodleigh-Hardinge Sacred Heart College, New Town
Painting & Decorating Patrick Mullen Impact Painting & Fine Finishes, Sandy Bay
Plastering Mitchell Stephan Darren's Plastering, Roches Beach
Retail Butchery Thomas Patman Woolworths, New Norfolk
Sheetmetal Work Colby Neal Burnie Plumbing Supplies
Signage Lisa Dahl Freestyle FX Signs, Launceston
Turning Joel Harrison Saunders & Ward Engineering, Kingston
Welding Kayden Stafford Elphinstone, Burnie
Team leader Rachel Sullivan -
Team leader Jai Maluga -
Team leader Matt Barratt -

Team Tasmania

Team Tasmania

Part of Team Tasmania at Hobart Airport
(back row, l-r) Tom Patman, Mitchell Stephan, Joel Harrison, Liam Woodleigh-Hardinge, Joshua
Davison, Patrick Mullen, Matt Barratt (Assistant Team Leader).
(front row, l-r) Phoebe Martin, Becky Turner, Rachel Sullivan (Team Leader).

Team Tasmania

Part of Team Tasmania at Launceston Airport
(back row, l-r) Bradley Guy, Justin Bye, Samuel Laing, Joshua Boon, Kayden Stafford, Colby Neal.
(front row, l-r) Lisa Dahl, Billy McCullagh, Jacqueline Hodgkinson.