Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Worldskills Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other education
Main activities
  • Employment and training
  • Other
    • Other education - Vocational and technical, 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 2015, regional competitions were held around the country, across our 31 WSA regions. Over 5,000 young men and women competed in close to 500 regional competitions. Following the regional competitions, over 500 competitors were eligible to compete at the 2016 National Competition in Melbourne in October 2016. The competitors trained throughout 2016 with their trainers and mentors in preparation for the National Competition.In August 2015, our Skillaroo team, consisting of 26 young men and women travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil and competed in the 43rd WorldSkills International Competition. Over four days of competition our team competed in a range of skill and trade disciplines, winning 5 medals and being awarded 11 medallions of excellence.WSA conducted TryaSkill activities around Australia, with many school students attending the events. WSA delivers these interactive programs around the country to provide a range of opportunities for students to experience trade and skills based careers and to interact with experts about vocational education pathways.In May 2016 the National Refrigeration Competition was held in Melbourne in conjunction with Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Trade Exhibition, with three days of competition for the talented trainees and apprentices.WSA continued to work with a number of partner organisations to deliver pathways and scholarships to many young Australian men and women, including: othe Ern MacDonald Fellowship awarded in April 2016 to assist the careers of young tradespeople in the building and construction industry; othe ABBTF World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship which supports the Bricklaying Skillaroo;othe BBM Skilled Futures Program which is a joint effort by WSA and BBM Youth Support providing scholarships to eligible recipients with the opportunity to complete an international work experience program; and oRotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) whereby Rotary in conjunction with WSA, offer national competitors the opportunity to participate in their leadership development program.WSA works closely with the Department of Education and Training who manage the Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program. Our past competitors who become Ambassadors work to raise the status of Australian Apprenticeships by promoting the Australian Apprenticeships system to schools, students and businesses.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BRA
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • Other
    • General community in Australia, Industry Associations and Employer Groups

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 11
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 250

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 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

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