Young skills talent shines in national competition

Jun 25, 2018

What do cloud computing, jewellery and restaurant service all have in common? They were all competition categories at this year’s WorldSkills Australia National Championships!

Earlier this month, the nation’s top 400 young VET students and graduates competed for gold across 50 skills categories, and the chance to represent Australia on the world stage at the 45th WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan, Russia.

Showcasing such events as tiling, web design, beauty therapy and carpentry, the competitors were judged on their talent and performance in an intense three day competition.

At the end of the competition, Tasmania took home the Evatt Shield, awarded to the top performing state, with more than half their competitors earning a medal in their categories.

The next step for this talented group is a potential call up to the Australian Skillaroos team, drawn from the high-performing competitors from this year’s national competition to compete at WorldSkills International.

The WorldSkills Competition is a pinnacle event in the VET calendar, and is an opportunity for the sector, participants and our department to celebrate the diverse real skills for real careers demonstrated by the talented VET students and graduates.

All gold medallists and as well as some high performing competitors are also invited to join the Australian VET Alumni to represent the sector and promote VET in their communities and industries.

More information about Worldskills is available on their website.


Competitor in Landscape Gardening


Competitor in Beauty Therapy


Competitor in Retail Baking – Pastry


Competitor in Vehicle Painting