Our 2017/18 Financial Year


Global Skills Challenge

The Global Skills Challenge was a four-day event designed to simulate the conditions and atmosphere of the International Competition. Over 300 local and international competitors attended the event in Newcastle, with 15 countries representing over 20 skill areas.

Regional Activity & Trade Events

Over 55% of regional competitions were held across the country during Quarter 1 comprising of over 1900 competitors who started their WorldSkills journey.

Regional Activity & Trade Events

Regionally, competitions across all states and territories saw 3,603 registered competitors take part in 433 different open regional competitions.


The 44th WorldSkills International Championships held in Abu Dhabi, saw the 2017 Skillaroos place 10th on the WorldSkills international ranking, Australia’s best result in nearly a decade.

Skills Show Launch

Our focus was directed to development and delivery of a new umbrella brand that would encompass WorldSkills Australia activations, including; National Championships, Skills Pathway Expo and the Tech Hub.

ICC, Sydney & NSW Government Partnership

Securing vital partnerships with the ICC, Sydney and the NSW Government was instrumental in facilitating the new event structure of the Skills Show and the WorldSkills Australia National Championships.

Skills Show

The Skills Show saw thousands of students, parents, education providers and industry experts head to the ICC, Sydney. Over the three-days we saw students who were willing to learn, parents who were eager to investigate and educators who were looking to prepare their students for the future.


WorldSkills National Championships

The largest vocational education and excellence competition in Australia and our pinnacle event of 2018. The WorldSkills Australia National Championships saw over 400 young apprentices compete for the title of nation’s best in 52 skills competitions.