The biennial WorldSkills Australia National Championship is an all-Australian competition that aims to find the best student in more than 60 skills and professions. Autoelectricity has long been one of the most competitive professions represented in this competition, and autoelectrician students across the country participate in regional competitions before being selected to participate in a national competition.
After two delays due to Covid-19 blockades and border restrictions, Australia’s last WorldSkills National Championship was first held as a hybrid competition with a flagship event in Perth and satellite competitions at various venues in QLD, NSW, SA and ACT.
To support the integrity of the Australian National Championship WorldSkills Australia, competitions at each venue had to be perfectly reproduced so that assignments and refereeing were not violated in any way.
The Auto Electrical judging panel needed to be expanded to cope with this new challenge, and we were lucky enough to use the services of the following people to make decisions at three different government venues:
Rick Sullivan, Chief Judge of TAFE QLD Gold Coast, Bruce Mueller of SkillsTech Australia Brisbane, Scott Williamson of Cooldrive Autoparts, Brad Gamel of MTAWA, Sam Jones of TAFE NSW Wetherill Park and Peter Coleman, TAFE Superintendent and TAFE Supervisors .