WorldSkills VET competitions for school students

Victorian school students can compete in VET regional competitions in 2024

WorldSkills is the recognised ‘skills championship’ for VET students in schools to compete to be Victoria and Australia’s best.

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) competitions build Victoria’s skills culture, celebrate vocational excellence, and showcase vocational education and training, trades and apprenticeships. This fosters strong career pathways for Victoria’s young people and empowers them to strive for technical mastery in their skill of choice. 

The WSA VET program is a series of competitive work-simulated projects for school students completing VET, based on industry-standard frameworks. The projects are designed and administered by practising teachers and industry professionals. The competitions assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability against strict criteria.

The Department of Education is a proud partner in the WorldSkills Regional and National competitions. 

WorldSkills competitions cover 18 VET skills on a 2-year cycle, across several industries:

  • building and construction
  • information technology
  • manufacturing and engineering
  • social and personal services.

Host or send competitors to a regional competition in 2024

If you work at a school, TAFE or RTO, you can celebrate and promote young people’s VET excellence by hosting a regional competition in 2024.

Hosting a competition is a great opportunity to showcase young peoples’ talent and inspire other students.

You can also send one or more students to compete, demonstrate their skills and win WorldSkills glory at the nearest regional competition.

To host a competition or register students as competitors, contact

Regional competitions and national championships 

In 2024, Victorian schools, TAFEs and RTOs hosting regional VET competitions. All regional competitions will have concluded by 31 August 2024.

At the WorldSkills National Championships in Brisbane in 2025, winners from the 2024 state and territory regional competitions will meet and compete for the opportunity to be named Australia’s best.

School student eligibility

Secondary students enrolled in VET courses aligned to a National Training Package, including school-based apprentices and trainees, may be eligible to enter the WSA VET regional competition.

To proceed to the national championships in 2025, competitors must be in year 11 or below in during the 2024 regional competitions.

2023 WorldSkills Australia National Championships

The WorldSkills National Championships was held in Melbourne in 2023.

In total, 23 Victorian school students competed in the WSA VET categories for 12 skills, taking home 1 gold medal, 3 silver, 4 bronze and 5 certificates of excellence. Congratulations to Victoria’s talented young people.

Visit the WorldSkills Australia website for the full results of the 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Championships, or to learn more about WorldSkills.