2023 Worldskills National Championships in Melbourne

That is a wrap!

Last week, a total of 470 young Australians battled it out in Melbourne across 55 skills areas over three days for the chance to be named the country’s top tradespeople, apprentices, and trainees. Skill 40, Graphic Design Technology competitors did remarkably well.

The WorldSkills Australia National Championships showcased the very best talent of the VET system on show to thousands of visitors to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a huge online audience.

The competition saw the best trainees and apprentices go head-to-head in high-pressure skills competition across areas as diverse as carpentry, cookery, fashion technology, hairdressing, Industry 4.0, cloud computing and cyber security.

The WorldSkills Australia National Championships are held every two years. The top Australian performers – the Skillaroos – will now compete against 82 member countries for the title of the world’s most skilled country at the 2024 International Competition in France.

See the results of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships

🥇 Gold — Nellie Holder | Melbourne VIC
🥈 Silver — Carlos Bovey Mendez | Mid Coast NSW
🥉 Bronze — Jordan Jackson | Perth North WA

Performance Excellence:
Yasha Dicey | Perth North WA
Ava Vlahogiannis | New South Wales – Sydney

A big thanks to Annabel Haizer, who supported brief writing and judging with a consistent, steady and firm hand.
Thanks to lecturers and support staff who offered their knowledge and enthusiasm to the power and passion of graphic design.


Expert – Minna Alanko-Pirinen Finland Petra Suominen GOLD
Expert – Billy Chan Hong Kong Li Sum Yi SILVER
Expert – Gaukhar Kadyrtayeva Kazakhstan Alua Zharasbayeva BRONZE
Expert – Cody Peterson Canada Clyde Abanid Excellence
Expert – Kimmo Koskinen Finland Daniel Kytönen Excellence
Expert – Janika Nommela Estonia Carol Soovik Excellence

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS also recorded and captured their work online in different timezones.


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