Competitors need to be between 18 and 21 years of age when joining a regional competition, and no more than 21 years old by the national competition; taking into consideration that both are held every even year.

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:

Electrical Installation
Industrial Control

by Master Electricians


Restaurant Service

by NZ Chefs Association, Inc.