Young female apprentice sanding a cabinet part in a woodshop.
Portrait Of Apprentice Engineer In Factory

BGT proudly supports the WorldSkills Australia competition. WorldSkills is Australia’s largest and most prestigious trade and skills competition.

WorldSkills is a competition for young Australians interested in challenging their skills and ability against other young trade or skilled people in their area, the nation and the world. Competitions take place every two years in 30 regions right across Australia. No matter where you live, whether you are in the city of Melbourne, Bunbury, Darwin, Townsville, Sydney, Canberra, Port Augusta or Hobart, there will be a competition starting soon.

WorldSkills is an opportunity for young people to showcase your skills, fast track your career even travel the world.

If you’re successful at your regional competition, you’ll have the opportunity to travel possibly interstate to represent your Region at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in 2017.

As a WorldSkills National Champion you may also be eligible to compete overseas, at the 2017 WorldSkills International competition, flying the flag as part of Team Australia – the Skillaroos.

*WorldSkills Australia International Pathways have age restrictions. Please refer to our website for details.


There is a large variety of categories to choose from. The categories listed below are the categories that will be contested in the Ballarat/Wimmera region.

Automotive Mechanics

Beauty care






Business Services

Cabinet Making

Detailed Joinery



Sheetmetal Work

Painting and Decorating



How to enter

Talk with your training provider or employer about your interest in the competitions. You will need to have their support to compete because some competitions take place during working hours.

To enter you must complete an entry form which is available from most training providers or alternatively, you can download an entry form directly here , or contact one of the regional coordinators.

What do I need to do?

  1. Find your region and check the competition venue and dates here
  2. See if your skill category is available
  3. Download and complete the registration form here
  4. Get ready to compete

Further Information

WorldSkills – Regional Contact
Ballarat/Wimmera VIC

Telephone: 03 5327 8268

WorldSkills – National Office
Level 3, 92-94 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: 03 9249 1000