WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2023 Winners!
Congratulations Tahlia and Naomi!
What is WorldSkills Australia?
Last week the WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2023 was held right here in Melbourne, Australia.
Competitors from across Australia came together to demonstrate their skills in a Vocational Education trade. This event is the pinnacle of Vocational Education competitions in the country and is the springboard for international recognition and further competitions across the world.
Having been established over 40 years ago, it is a true honour to be included in the event and especially to compete in the WorldSkills Australia National Championships.
Why is it important for MM College?
MM College has been involved with WorldSkills Australia for many years and has been lucky enough to have had competitors enter and receive medals. Past Australian gold winners and international representatives include;
- Courtney Barton from Wodonga, Victoria past Gold winner and international competitor in Japan 2007 placing 6th in the world
- Tamika Mackrell from Sale, Victoria, past Gold winner and international competitor in London 2011 placing 15th in the world
- Phoebe Martin from Hobart, Tasmania, past Gold winner
- Fiona Millard from Geelong, Victoria, past Gold winner and;
- Elisabeth Lilburn from Mount Evelyn, Victoria, past Gold winner
Just to name a few…
This year was a special year for our Floristry students. Having held the regional competition in December 2022, two competitors were invited to compete at the National Championships in August 2023 right here in Melbourne, Australia.
- Tahlia Andrews our 2023 GOLD winner! and;
- Naomi Aguirre our 2023 SILVER winner!
Both these ladies completed their Certificate III in Floristry (SFL30115) here at MM College and worked with our founder and mentor Gregory Milner.
What were the results of the WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2023?
With a remarkable display of skill Tahlia Andrews won GOLD in the Floristry trade category and Naomi Aguirre won SILVER!
This is such a wonderful result for these two young ladies who have worked tirelessly to refine their floristry skills, but they also worked with passion and enthusiasm in the Floristry industry.
It is by no means a small feat for these ladies, and we truly congratulate them.
What does it mean to win the WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2023?
This provides a unique opportunity for winners to be shortlisted to compete at an international level. Young Australians may be invited to compete in the WorldSkills International Championships and represent Australia in their skill category.
The 47th WorldSkills Competition is set to take place in Lyon, France between the 10th and 15th of September 2024.
What Floristry course should you study to enter WorldSkills Australia?
The Certificate III in Floristry (SFL30115) is a Vocational Education course that delivers students the foundational skills necessary to become a skilled Florist.
Here at MM College we advocate for the apprenticeship pathway program that supports individuals learn through their study here as well as in the floristry industry itself. We are informed by industry and are committed to building and maintaining relationships with Floristry businesses throughout Victoria and Tasmania.
Tahlia, the GOLD recipient at WorldSkills Australia and Naomi the SILVER recipient both completed the Certificate III in Floristry (SFL30115) under apprenticeship pathway program. Tahlia is an apprentice with The Flower Spot, @theflowerspotbendigo, Naomi currently works at Watergardens Market Florist, @watergardenflorist Be sure to visit and say hello if you’re near by.
We pass on our sincere congratulations and well done to both Tahlia and Naomi on experiencing this once in a lifetime opportunity and achieving their respective Gold and Silver medals.
If you would like to join our amazing team of Floristry students please feel free to enquire or apply now.