After two years of training and national competition, TAFE NSWâ€™s best students will
join their interstate colleagues in the 2015 Skillaroos team at the 43rd WorldSkills
Competition this August.
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the
talented young team showcases how TAFE NSW is providing the future skilled
workforce that continues to power local economies.
â€œTrades and skills competitions provide an opportunity for students to advocate the
sensational quality of technical and vocational education in NSW,â€ he said.
The NSW apprentices, trainees and students, who have won the right to represent
Australia, come from all across the state and represent a range of skills including
patisserie, web design, manufacturing, bricklaying and car painting among others.
The group has triumphed in the inaugural WorldSkills Oceania Competition,
competing against New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, China, India and Canada.
The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational
education and skills showcase in the world. This yearâ€™s competition will see 59
countries represented by 1,176 experts and over 1,200 competitors competing in 50
Held at Anhembi Exhibition Centre in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, the competition will utilise
213,000m2 of competition space â€“ equivalent to the size of 17 Olympic-sized
The Skillaroos will compete in 23 skills categories in the hope of taking home a gold
medal for their country.
The Skillaroos will continue their training regimes over the coming months before
WorldSkills Australia sends the team off to Brazil in style at a Farewell event on 4
August 2015 at TAFE NSW Ultimo College.