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Aussie skills shine on the world stage

The world’s largest and most prestigious international skills competition has wrapped up with 4 competitors from Australia taking home medals in their selected fields.

The 44th WorldSkills Competition was held in Abu Dhabi this week with participants showcasing their skills in a wide range of fields, from 3D digital game art to hairdressing, welding and more.  

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said she was impressed by the high standard of this year’s Skillaroos team and congratulated them for their hard work and dedication.

“You have proved that you are great ambassadors for your industry not just in Australia, but internationally,” Minister Andrews said.

“The Australian vocational education and training (VET) system is world class and you have demonstrated this with your fantastic efforts in Abu Dhabi.   

“The competition is an outstanding platform to inspire and encourage young Australians to find out more about the immense array of career choices available through nationally recognised training.”

Minister Andrews congratulated the full list of medal winners, which included:

“Competitions like this clearly demonstrate the range of amazing opportunities that a VET qualification can lead to, and for the Skillaroos it has led them to shine on the world stage.”

For the full list of medallists visit: