The WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show 2020 has been moved to 2021.
It will be held in Perth from Thursday April 29 to Saturday May 1, 2021, with the Closing Ceremony held on the evening of Sunday, May 2, 2021.
The national championships for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians will be held during the ARBS Exhibition in Melbourne from February 15-17, 2021.
WorldSkills Australia CEO, Trevor Schwenke, said in light of restrictions now in place in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), a decision was made to postpone the national championships which is funded by the Government of Western Australia.
“We are thrilled that we have been able to secure alternative event dates with the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and cannot wait to bring all the excitement and exhilarating competition of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships to Perth in 2021,” Schwenke said.
Further International competitors will now be invited to compete to assist with the final selection process for the 2021 Skillaroos where they will represent Australia at the upcoming 46th WorldSkills International Championships.
‘’We understand that this decision will be disappointing for some of our community, but we also know that this decision is in the best interests of everyone involved in the event and we appreciate the understanding and support of our generous WorldSkills community, at this time.
“We look forward to seeing you all face to face at Australia’s largest trades and skills competition in 2021.”