Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Worldskills Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Employment and training
General activities
  • Vocational skills competitions
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The mission of WorldSkills Australia (WSA) is to actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research. Our aim is to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training. Our competitions operate on a two year cycle. Regional competitions flow into national competitions, with national competition winners competing internationally, if eligible.Throughout 2013, regional competitions were held around the country, across our 30 WSA regions, with winners progressing to the 2014 National Competition in Perth in September 2014. The competitors trained throughout 2014 with their trainers and mentors in preparation for the Competition.In July 2013 our Skillaroo Team travelled to Leipzig, Germany to compete in the WorldSkills International Competition. Over four days of competition our team competed in a range of skill and trade disciplines, taking home a total of 19 medals.WSA conducted TryaSkill interactive programs around Australia to encourage people to appreciate skill education and training as a viable career choice and provide opportunities to interact with experts about vocational education pathways.In May 2014 the National Refrigeration Competition was held in Melbourne in conjunction with the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Trade Exhibition, with three days of competition for the talented trainees and apprentices.In November 2013 WSA ambassadors and an Australian Apprenticeship Ambassador travelled to India to participate in the second India Australia Skills Conference, enhancing the skills relationship between the two countries and working collaboratively to build Indias skill development.WSA, in conjunction with the Dusseldorp Forum and the MacDonald family, funded the Ern MacDonald Fellowship, with the scholarship winner and runners up announced in April 2014. The aim is to help launch the careers of young tradespeople in the building and construction industry.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 10
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: OVER1000
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • DEU

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)