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2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

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Event space: All spaces
Event type: Public Shows
Date: Thursday 6 October 2016 - Saturday 8 October 2016

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful bathroom, how a garment is created for the runway or how industrial robots are built to assist with day-to-day jobs? You can find out at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne - the largest trades and skills showcase in the country.

The National Competition will provide visitors with a unique inside look into trade and skill-based professions. Close to 500 young apprentices, trainees and students from all corners of Australia will converge on Melbourne Showgrounds to compete for the coveted title of 'National Champion' in over 50 skill categories including Vehicle Painting, Bricklaying, Hairdressing, Programming, Cookery, Welding and many more.

 

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Free tickets are available at worldskills.org.au. School group bookings are available. Tickets must be presented upon entry.

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ATM Availability

Limited ATM facilities will be available onsite at the event. It is recommended that you visit an ATM prior to your arrival on site.

Getting here

Transport & Car Parking

Car & Parking

Onsite parking is available for $10 per day (subject to change). Entry is via Langs Rd.

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Arriving by Bus

Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road and Epsom Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

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Arriving by Tram

Tram No. 57 (Elizabeth Street City, to West Maribyrnong) stops at Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road, a short 3 minute walk from Gate 1 of Melbourne Showgrounds.

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Arriving by Train

Trains will not be running directly to Melbourne Showgrounds station for this event.

Take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station, then catch Tram No. 57 away from the city to Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road. 

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