WorldSkills Australia

Empowering Excellence in Young Australians Since 1981


We believe that skills drive the future of young people and Australia. Since 1981, we’ve championed skills excellence in vocational, technological and service-oriented careers and helped over 100,000 people compete in national and international skill competitions. We’re passionate because skills grow careers, foster life-long partnerships, and build successful communities!


Our mission is to actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research.


Our vision is to contribute to sustainable economic prosperity through the development, recognition and promotion of excellence in skills.


Our purpose is to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perceptions and create the understanding that to learn a skill and choose a skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.