WorldSkills Australia - Terms & Conditions

  1. The participant specified on the registration form (Participant) in the competition described on the registration form (Competition) acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions apply to the entry and participation in the Competition. By accepting these terms and conditions and the registration form, the Participant warrants that it has read these terms and conditions, fully understands it, and agrees to be bound.
  2. These terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time by WorldSkills Australia ABN 43 147 075 714 (WorldSkills Australia). Any changes to these terms and conditions shall be updated on WorldSkills Australia’s registration form, upon which notice to the Participant is deemed to be given.
  3. The Participant warrants to WorldSkills Australia that all the information supplied by the Participant on the registration form is complete, true and correct and not false or misleading in any way.
  4. The Participant warrants to WorldSkills Australia that, unless specified on the registration form, the Participant is 18 years or older. If the Participant is under 18 years old, the Participant must ensure the registration form is signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Participant must not participate in the Competition unless a parent or legal guardian has signed the registration form. By signing the registration form, the parent or legal guardian warrants to WorldSkills Australia that they have read these terms and conditions, fully understand it, and agree in their own capacity to be bound, and on behalf of the Participant, for the Participant to be bound. The Participant must provide to WorldSkills Australia, prior to the commencement of the Competition, evidence that a parent or legal guardian has signed the registration form and accepted these terms and conditions.
  5. Without limiting clause 4, if the Participant is participating in the Competition as a student as part of a school program or competition, or as an employee as part of a work program or competition, if requested by WorldSkills Australia the Participant must ensure the registration form is signed by an authorised representative of the school, or by the employer (as applicable). By signing the registration form, the school representative or employer (as applicable) warrants to WorldSkills Australia that they have read these terms and conditions, fully understand it, and agree in their own capacity to be bound, and on behalf of the Participant, for the Participant to be bound.
  6. Only entries submitted on the official registration form will be accepted. WorldSkills Australia may accept or reject a registration for registration at its discretion.
  7. The Participant must comply with any rules and regulations imposed by the applicable venue provider for the Competition.
  8. The Participant agrees and acknowledges that any personal property it brings onto the venue is at its own risk.
  9. The Participant agrees to comply with all directions and instructions given by WorldSkills Australia and Competition officials while participating in the Competition.
  10. The Participant agrees that WorldSkills Australia may, in its absolute discretion, at any time vary any aspect of the Competition.
  11. WorldSkills Australia may, in its discretion, reject or cancel the Participant’s entry or participation in the Competition at any time, including for safety or insurance reasons, or if WorldSkills Australia determines that the Participant is unable to participate in the Competition in accordance with these terms and conditions or the directions or instructions of WorldSkills Australia, or by reason of the Participant’s inappropriate, offensive, or abusive behaviour, or to prevent damage to any property, or for any medical or health and safety grounds (including to prevent possible harm or injury). WorldSkills Australia is not liable to the Participant in connection with any decision to reject or cancel the Participant’s entry or participation in the Competition.
  12. WorldSkills Australia may cancel any Competition at any time and at its discretion. Without limiting this discretion, WorldSkills Australia may also cancel or postpone the Competition at any time due to any unsafe condition or event or circumstance beyond its control. WorldSkills Australia is not liable to the Participant in connection with any decision to cancel a Competition.
  13. A cancellation by the Participant must be notified in writing to WorldSkills Australia.
  14. The Participant agrees that participation in the Competition is personal to the Participant and that no other person is permitted to participate in the Competition in place of the Participant.
  15. The Participant agrees to the publication or use in any form of media whatsoever of its name, image, voice, statement or otherwise for any purpose by WorldSkills Australia or its directors, officers, agents, employees, or other contractors without payment or compensation and agrees that WorldSkills Australia will own any intellectual property rights in any photographs or video footage taken by WorldSkills Australia at an Competition or any image, footage or likeness associated with the Competition. If any images or sound recordings of the Competition are taken by the Participant by camera, video or audio equipment, they must only be used for private or domestic purposes and must not be sold, licensed, broadcast, published or otherwise commercially exploited.
  16. The Participant agrees that it will only be eligible for any award that may be offered in connection with the Competition if it participates in the Competition in accordance with these terms and conditions and any other rules, regulations, directions or instructions of WorldSkills Australia. Any award to be offered in connection with the Competition will be determined and awarded by WorldSkills Australia at its discretion.
  17. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that it has undertaken sufficient and appropriate OH&S training appropriate to the Skill Category and that it is not aware of any illness, injury, medical condition, disability, or impairment which may cause the Participant injury or death during or as a consequence of Competition participation.
  18. The Participant agrees and acknowledges that it is entering and participating in the Competition at its own risk and not in reliance on any warranty, representation or guarantee made by WorldSkills Australia or any person on behalf of WorldSkills Australia. The Participant agrees to accept full responsibility to inform itself and assess all the dangers, hazards and risks of entry and participation in the Competition and rely solely on its own assessment of the dangers, hazards and risks before participating in the Competition. To the extent permitted by law, all implied warranties, representations, terms, conditions and guarantees implied by law into these terms and conditions are excluded. Where such warranties, representations, terms, conditions or guarantees cannot be excluded at law, the Participant agrees to the fullest extent permitted by law that WorldSkills Australia is liable for any breach of such implied term is limited solely to the re-supply of the relevant service or good or the payment to the Participant of the cost of having the service or good provided again (an option to WorldSkills Australia).
  19. To the extent permitted by law, WorldSkills Australia and its related bodies corporate, their respective directors, officers, agents, employees, and other contractors (Indemnified Parties) is not liable to the Participant for any cost, damage, expense, loss or liability whatsoever sustained or incurred by the Participant arising out of or in connection with its participation in the Competition, and the Participant agrees to waive, release and discharge any claim, right or cause of action (including under any statute, tort, contract or equity) which it might have against the Indemnified Parties which arises out or in connection with its participation in the Competition. Without limiting this clause, the Participant agrees that WorldSkills Australia shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses or damages howsoever arising out of or in connection with participation in the Competition, including loss of profit, revenue, opportunity or business, losses under any third party arrangement, or as a result of an action brought by a third party.
  20. The Participant agrees to indemnify the Indemnified Parties against all actions, suits, demands, claims, proceedings, costs, expenses, liabilities and judgements whatsoever suffered or incurred by the Indemnified Parties (including under any statute, tort, contract or equity) arising out of or in connection with the Participant’s participation in the Competition.
  21. The Participant acknowledges that insurance may, be in place that may provide limited cover to Participants while they are participating in any Competition. The Participant acknowledges this insurance may not cover them for any loss or damage sustained at any Competition, including with respect to personal injury, death, property damage, or any other loss. The Participant acknowledges that it is their responsibility to ensure they have appropriate insurance in place to cover any costs, liabilities or other losses that they may suffer or incur arising out of these terms and conditions (including the indemnity above).
  22. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Victoria and the Participant agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state. A waiver by WorldSkills Australia of any right, power or privilege arising under these terms and conditions must be in writing. Failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege by WorldSkills Australia does not operate as a waiver of that right, power or privilege. A single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege by WorldSkills Australia does not preclude any other or further exercise of that right, power or privilege, or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. These terms and conditions (together with the registration form) constitute the sole and entire agreement between WorldSkills Australia and the Participant in respect of its subject matter. To the extent that any one or more of the sections, clauses or sub-clauses of these terms and conditions, or any portion or portions are or may become invalid, rendered unenforceable or are prohibited those sections, clauses, sub-clauses and/or portions shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, prohibition or unenforceability and shall be severable without invalidating or modifying the remainder of these terms and conditions which continue in full force and effect as if the section, clause, sub-clause or portions rendered invalid, unenforceable or prohibited had not been included.
  23. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, unless the contrary intention appears:
    • the singular includes the plural;
    • the opposite gender includes the other gender;
    • an obligation, representation or warranty in favour of 2 or more persons is for their benefit jointly and severally and an obligation, representation or warranty on the part of 2 or more persons binds them jointly and severally;
    • anything or amount includes any part of it;
    • mentioning anything after “includes”, “including”, “for example”, or similar expressions, does not limit what else might be included;
    • a provision of these terms and conditions must not be construed to the disadvantage of a party because the party was responsible for the preparation of these terms and conditions;
    • a reference to a person includes a body corporate, body politic or partnership;
    • references to clauses are references to clauses in these terms and conditions;
    • if a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have a corresponding meaning; and
    • A reference to any party includes that party’s executors, personal representatives, administrators, substitutes, successors and permitted assigns, which these terms and conditions bind.