Did you know that undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship can take you on a journey to competing in Australia’s largest vocational education excellence competition?
WorldSkills Australia is passionate about getting young people excited about skills and trades and growing Australia’s skills culture. Read on to find out more about the WorldSkills National Championships, Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competition.
Held every two years, the Championships draw in thousands of apprentices, job hunters, students, and industry participants. Participating in this event can be a lifechanging pathway and could lead to scholarship opportunities, additional study, work experience and even overseas travel.
Starting your journey with WordSkills
There are over 50 skills that Australian Apprentices can compete in, stemming from seven skills clusters (click on the clusters to view all skills included for each cluster)
- Construction & Building Technology
(including Bricklaying, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electrical Installation, Landscaping, Plumbing & Heating and more)
- Creative Arts & Fashion
(including 3D Digital Game Art, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design Technology, Jewellery and more)
- Information and Communications Technology
(including Business Services, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and more)
- Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
(including Construction Steel Work, Electrical Control, Fitting, Turning, Welding and more)
- Social & Personal Services
(including Beauty Therapy, Cookery, Hairdressing, Retail Bakery – Pastry and more)
- Transport & Logistics
(including Auto Electrical, Automotive Mechanics, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics and more)
- VETiS Competitions
(including VETiS Commercial Cookery, VETiS Retail, VETiS Tourism and more)
There are more than 500 Regional Competitions held across 34 regions in Australia. Each of these Competitions test the skills and knowledge of the competitors (apprentices, students and trainees) who have the chance to win gold, silver and bronze medals and continue on to compete at the WorldSkills National Championships.
Looking to enter a competition? You’re in luck! The 2022 WorldSkills competition round is open and running across the country.
Why should you enter?
If you want to challenge yourself and learn new skills, are excelling at your chosen skill or trade and want to gain a competitive edge in the job market, competing in the WorldSkills Regional Competitions might be for you!
The best part is that potential competitors can nominate themselves, or a teacher, training provider or employer can nominate someone they think can benefit from the Competition.
“I’d encourage anyone to have a go, and compete. It’s challenging, and you have to push yourself, but it is a very rewarding experience. The skills and knowledge gained are so valuable, and will really benefit you in your chosen career”
2018 National Gold Medallist
What makes you eligible?
- You are currently undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship or undertaking studies towards a qualification at an RTO/TAFE or University
If you’re not enrolled in an Australian Apprenticeship but have been considering this career pathway and you would like to get involved, you still have time before registrations close.
Australia is currently experiencing some of the highest vacancy rates for Australian Apprenticeships. There has never been a better time to find and start an apprenticeship or traineeship!