National Australian Worldskills Gold
Report on Worldskills
Congratulations Tasmania with Floristry Apprentice Phoebe Winning Gold!
The state finals of Worldskills competition was held in Sydney last month, June 2018. For those who may be unaware, this competition is for all trades that are primarily apprenticeship trades. Therefore, electricians, plumbers, hairdressers, beauticians, chefs, jewellery makers, carpenters and all trades participate to find the best of the best. State regional competitions are held across all states and the winners compete at the national finals. The opportunity for selected winners is to compete internationally representing Australia. The international venue is Russia.
For the first time in floristry, Tasmania took out the gold award. Phoebe Martin of Flora Gondwana, Hobart, represented Tasmania and although Tasmania has been represented in the finals before, this was the first time win in floristry. Great celebrations across Tasmania. Pheobe undertook her apprenticeship training through Marjorie Milner College. Tasmania sends all of its floristry apprentices to block training at Marjorie Milner College, Victoria. The silver award was to Kelly Cole who represented Victoria. Kelly is completing her floristry apprenticeship at Marjorie Milner College. The bronze award was to Brittany Ellery from Western Australia. Kelly’s training is through South Metropolitan TAFE. Congratulations to all who competed. It is an honour to represent your state.
Please visit Worldskills full list of winners: https://www.worldskills.org.au/full-medal-results-worldskills-australia-national-championships-2018/
The judges were David Berger, NSW, Nicole Gibson, Vic. and Leonie Joss, W.A. The National competition was held over three days.
For more information on Floristry Apprenticeship Courses In Tasmania or Victoria please visit the SFL30115 Certificate III in Floristry web page.