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2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne

03 9249 1000

6 - 8 Oct 2016

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful bathroom, how a garment is created for the runway or how industrial robots are built to assist with day-to-day jobs? You can find out at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne - the largest trades and skills showcase in the country.

Held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October 2016, the National Competition will provide visitors with a unique inside look into trade and skill-based professions. Close to 500 young apprentices, trainees and students from all corners of Australia will converge on Melbourne Showgrounds to compete for the coveted title of 'National Champion' in over 50 skill categories including Vehicle Painting, Bricklaying, Hairdressing, Programming, Cookery, Welding and many more.

Competing in the National Competition is part of the ultimate journey to greatness for these young competitors. Their journey began at the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions held in 31 regions across the country. Their impressive performance at the regional level secured their place at the National Competition, where the pressure will be on as they undertake three days of intensive competition against the nation's best in their field.

In addition to the spectacle of competition, people of all ages will also have a chance to try their hand at a range of trade and skill-based professions at a host of fun, interactive Try'aSkill activities.

Free tickets are available by visiting the website. School group bookings are available. Tickets must be presented upon entry.

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