Congratulations to WorldSkills Team Tasmania, 2023

Worldskills Team Tasmania group photo on the beach

Congratulations to the young Tasmanians chosen to represent the state at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships in Melbourne in August.

The team was chosen following strong performances in regional competitions hosted on TasTAFE campuses during 2022.  All but one of the team members is trained at TasTAFE.

Held every two years, the  WorldSkills Australia National Championships are the biggest trades and skills competition in the country. The next one is in Melbourne from 17-19 August 2023, and will see the best apprentices and trainees under the age of 23 compete for gold in skills challenges across more than 50 competitions. From there, national medallists may be invited to train for the International Competition.

To help the team prepare for the nationals, TasTAFE has been providing access to our facilities for competitors to practice for the competitions and our teachers have been mentoring competitors.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the team members on their WorldSkills journey.

Good luck to WorldSkills Team Tasmania 2023

  • Patisserie - Zoe Campbell (Hennessy’s Café Bakery, Shearwater)
  • Retail Baking-Bread - Bjarke Svendsgaard (Oliver’s Café Bakery, Latrobe)
  • Construction Steelwork – Liam Eccles (Crisp Brothers and Haywards, state-wide)
  • Beauty Therapy – Cassie Burnett (Inner Beauty, Launceston)
  • Welding - Beau Malkin (Crisp Brothers and Haywards, state-wide)
  • Carpentry – Lucas Hlis (Langford Projects, Hobart)
  • Hairdressing – Emily Geard (Caj Hair and Beauty Studio, Moonah)
  • Retail Butchery - Jessica Bartles (Vermey Quality Meats, Sandy Bay)
  • Cookery - Ellesha Meurant (New Sydney Hotel, Hobart)
  • Plastering – Jake Browne (Tasmanian professional Plaster, Claremont)
  • Cabinetmaking – Will Lawrie (Custom Cabinets, North Hobart)

The results are in! - WorldSkills Regional Competitions

In 2022, TasTAFE worked with WorldSkills Australia and Skills Tasmania to host 12 WorldSkills Regional Competitions on our campuses.

Well done to everyone who competed - it was great to see so many young people challenging themselves and striving for excellence by taking part in these skill competitions.

The WorldSkills Australia competitions are Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competitions. They see vocationally-trained participants challenge themselves to achieve excellence against their industry peers in practical skills challenges.

Regional competitions are the first step in a WorldSkills journey that can take participants to the national competitions to compete against Australia’s best trades and skills talent. Regional competition gold medal winners may have the opportunity to represent Tasmania at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships in Melbourne in August 2023. The team will be announced in early 2023.

A big thanks to WorldSkills Australia, Skills Tasmania, TasTAFE staff, employers and industry representatives who made the competitions possible and supported the competitors. And thank you to everyone who took part!

Check out all the results and photos below:

Regional Competition Results

3 Women in Chefs coats

Cookery – 24 August (Drysdale Launceston)

  1. Marissa Hardwick
  2. Treena Patterson
  3. Ellesha Meurant
Group of people talking in the butchery classroom

Retail Butchery – 24 August (Drysdale Launceston)

  1. Jessica Bartles
  2. Cameron Gray
  3. Austen Perry
group photo in the plumbing and construction workshop

Plumbing and Heating – 14 October (Claremont Training Facility)

  1. Kynan Manning
  2. Connor Tew
  3. Sam Mclagan
Group photo holding mannequin heads with hair styles created by students

Hairdressing – 30 October (Campbell Street Campus)

  1. Emily Geard
  2. Kay-Cee Johnson
  3. Olivia Bray
4 Students in their Chef whites

Retail Baking - Bread – 8 November (Market Square, Devonport)

  1. Bjarke Svendsgaard
  2. Alice Loone
  3. Isaac Reeve
3 people in their chef whites holding a medal

Patisserie – 9 November (Market Square, Devonport)

  1. Sophie Weeding
  2. Zoe Campbell
  3. Job Chapman

Construction Steel Work – 6 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Harvey Jacka
  2. Josh Rockliff
  3. Liam Young

Sheet Metal Technology – 6 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Sajlim Beard
  2. Hilton Colebeck
  3. Jonty Watson

Welding – 6 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Beau Malkin
  2. Max Gluskie
  3. Cooper Jackson

Cabinet Making – 8 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Travis Dunkley
  2. William Lawrie
  3. Isaac Rayner

Carpentry – 8 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Ben Millington
  2. Tristan Evans-Craig
  3. Lucas Hlis

Beauty Therapy – 24 October (Alanvale Campus)

  1. Cassie Burnett
  2. Lucy Champ
  3. Leah Pearce