Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Worldskills Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 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.In September 2014 the National Competition was held in Perth, with WSA hosting 440 competitors for three days of competition in over 50 specialised skill areas. Approximately 20,000 people visited the competition, including many school students who were able to participate in 40 different TryaSkill demonstrations.In November 2014 WSA announced our Skills Squad and for the following months these National Champions underwent intensive training programs, working with their dedicated training managers. Competitors also participated in a training camp in December 2014 and competed at the inaugural WorldSkills Oceania Competition in Hamilton, New Zealand. Australia performed well, receiving a total of 26 medals, including 10 gold.From the Skills Squad, the 2015 Skillaroo Team was announced in May 2015 confirming those competitors to represent Australia at the International Competition in August 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.In April 2015, WSA announced the names of the 16 recipients of the 2015 BBM S
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2015 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 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 10
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 1000
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • IND
    • NZL

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

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • 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 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 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
Donations and bequests
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All other revenue
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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
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Total assets
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Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate