WorldSkills Central Queensland Regional Competition 2024

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Participating in the Regional Competitions in Australia presents a plethora of advantages and openings for apprentices, trainees, and students. These competitions encompass a broad spectrum of industries, such as bricklaying, carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing and heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, business services, IT network systems administration, programming, construction steelwork, electrical control, fitting, turning, welding, beauty therapy, cookery, hairdressing, health and social care, restaurant service, auto electrical, and heavy vehicle mechanics. Competitors are required to demonstrate their expertise and capabilities in their specific domains by completing hands-on assignments and projects while adhering to safety guidelines and industry standards.

These competitions serve as an excellent platform for young professionals and apprentices to showcase their expertise and compete for success at the regional level. Winners in the regional contests may open doors to national and international stages, where they can represent their nation in their respective domains. Below are some of the benefits associated with taking part in these competitions:

  • Recognition of Excellence: Participants have the opportunity to pursue excellence in their chosen fields and gain recognition for their skills and knowledge.
  • Skill Enhancement: Engaging in these competitions allows individuals to refine their workplace skills and overall performance, contributing to their personal and professional development.
  • Employability Boost: Successful competition performance demonstrates a participant's value to current and future employers, making them more attractive candidates in the job market.
  • Skill Assessment: Regional Competitions enable participants to assess their skills relative to others in their field, identifying areas for improvement and growth.
  • Career Advancement: Involvement in these competitions can accelerate a competitor's career progression by providing valuable experience and skill development opportunities.
  • Time Management and Organisation: Competing necessitates effective time management and organisational abilities, which participants can cultivate during the preparation and participation phases.
  • Networking and Communication: Competitors have the chance to enhance their networking and communication skills by connecting with industry peers, engaging with professionals in their field, and collaborating with fellow competitors.
  • Commitment and Responsibility: Meeting the competition's criteria and requirements instills a sense of commitment and responsibility in participants, valuable qualities in any profession.

For those interested in competing, the eligibility criteria involves undertaking an apprenticeship, traineeship, or pursuing qualifications at an RTO/TAFE or University. There is no age limit for entering the Regional Competitions; however, to progress to the National Championships in 2025, participants must be Australian residents or citizens. Age restrictions apply when competing at the national level.

Individuals can either self-nominate for the competitions or be nominated by a teacher, training provider, or employer. It is advisable to discuss participation with the training provider and employer to ensure their support and commitment.

Should you have specific inquiries or require further details about any of the competitions or the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in general, please do not hesitate to inquire!

We will advise the Regional Competitions dates and locations for Central Queensland soon. 

Jackie Campbell

Central Queensland Coordinator, WorldSkills Queensland

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