WorldSkills Australia aims to develop and nurture the skills of Australia's youth. WorldSkills Australia promotes and builds a skills culture by inspiring young people to celebrate and showcase their trade and skill talent. This is achieved through competitions held at a regional, national and international level.
For more information on how to get your students involved in future WorldSkills Australia competitions, visit the WorldSkills Australia website.
Students compete in 50 categories including tourism, business, food and beverage, agriculture and shearing, construction, hospitality and retail, plumbing, landscape construction, cabinetmaking, automotive, electrical installation, and bricklaying.
The biannual competition is an exciting opportunity for students to excel in their field with the potential for national and international travel.
Regional competitions are being staged this year with the finals for the next national competition scheduled for 2014.
Six Queenslanders who excelled at the 2012 National Competition have been selected to participate at the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition on 2 July 2013 in Germany.
The 2013 Team Australia Skillaroos were announced following the 2012 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Sydney. Australia will be represented by 32 young professionals from 29 skill areas.
The Skillaroos will travel to Germany to participate at the 2013 Leipzig Trade Fair, which is opening its doors to over 1,000 competitors, 2,000 experts, 3,000 volunteers and 200,000 visitors for the international competition.
View the profiles of the six Queensland Skillaroos: