Competitors need to be no older than 21 years of age by 31 December 2018 (except in aircraft maintenance, mechatronics, and network cabling where the maximum age is 24 by 31 December 2018).

Competitors are either currently learning a vocational skill under a skills training provider or a skilled apprentice.

The next round of regional and national competitions will be in 2018.

Note that the following skill competitions are run by professional organisations with the cooperation of WorldSkills New Zealand:


by Baking Industry Association of NZ


Restaurant Service

by NZ Chefs Association, Inc.


Electrical Installation
Industrial Control

by Master Electricians