WorldSkills Australia (WSA) has decided to postpone the National Championships & Skills Show 2020 due to the coronavirus and COVID-19.
Instead, the event will be moved to Thursday 29 April until Saturday 1 May 2021, with the closing ceremony to be held on the evening of Sunday 2 May 2021. It will be hosted at the Penrith Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, NSW.
International competitors will 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.
Key Dates In 2021
- 28 April: Familiarisation and opening ceremony
- 29 April – 1 May: Competition dates
- 2 May: Closing ceremony
WSA said it understands that the decision will be disappointing for many, but believes that the decision is in the best interests of everyone involved in the event. The company gave its appreciation for the understanding and support of the WorldSkills Australia community, encouraged people to follow all government guidelines to maintain health and wellbeing, and said it looks forward to seeing everyone in 2021.
WorldSkills Australia will release more information in the lead up to the event over the coming months.