The Worldskills Competition is a national skill based competition that operates on a two year cycle.  In Year 11 VET students can enter a World Skills School Competition in any of the following competitions: Automotive, Business Services, Brick & Block Laying, Construction, Commercial Cookery, Electrotechnology, Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Metal and Engineering, Primary Industries & Retail.

If successful at the School level, the student is then able to progress to the Regional, Zone and/or National Finals.

Interested? Ask your teacher for more details or visit


Samantha Conte
St Johns College
WorldSkills Australia 2016
Commercial Cookery
Bronze Medal


Sam Carty
Red Bend Catholic College
WorldSkills Australia 2016
Primary Industries
Gold Medal


Kate Sandford
Red Bend Catholic College
WorldSkills Australia 2014
Primary Industries
Gold Medal


Penny Duggan
MacKillop College
WorldSkills Australia 2012
Commercial Cookery
Silver Medal


Max Ridley
Red Bend Catholic College
WorldSkills Australia 2012
Primary Industries
Gold Medal

State Training Awards – Be Recognised

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by the NSW Department of Industry to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.
Some of the Award categories that are available to school students are listed below:

School based apprentice/trainee of the year
VET in schools student of the year
VET trainer/teacher of the year

Applications are NOW open and close 16th March 2018
For more details and to apply click here


Johnathan Emery
St Matthews Catholic School

Finalist NSW School Based Apprentice of the Year 2017

Diocesan Awards

The VET Student of the Year Award & the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander VET Student of the Year Award recognises Yr12 students who have demonstrated exceptional skill, commitment and achievement while undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program, TAFE VET (EVET) or a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SbAT) as part of their High School Certificate (HSC).

To nominate for either Award use this application form.

“We have gifts that differ, according to the grace given to each of us.” Romans 12:6

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