Liz gets the gold at WorldSkills national competition

Liz gets the gold at WorldSkills national competition

  • Published on Thursday 1 December, 2016
  • 2 min. to read


On October 8-10, over 500 apprentices and trainees from around Australia represented their state and their trade at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

Held over three days at the Melbourne Showgrounds, the national skills competition awarded 159 gold, silver and bronze medals to competitors across every trade – from cabinet making and jewellery design to baking and welding.

We are proud to congratulate third-year apprentice Elizabeth Lilburn, who was awarded the gold medal in floristry after her performance at the competition.

Currently completing a Certificate III in Floristry with Marjorie Milner College and running her own florist, Forget-me-not Floret, Liz’s win means big things for her small business.

“This win will help me get my name out there and promote my business and show I have real skills in the practice of floristry,” said Liz.


As a WorldSkills gold medallist, Liz has now been offered the opportunity to become a WorldSkills Ambassador, which she has proudly accepted. She is now also considering applying for a scholarship to England.

Liz was thrilled to be a part of the national competition where she was able to meet and network with people and judges relevant to the floristry industry.

Greg Milner, Principal of Marjorie Milner College, was extremely proud of all three of the college’s competitors who represented different regions of Victoria. When asked what Liz’s gold medal means for the college, Greg said he couldn’t be happier.


“Liz has worked really hard and is a fantastic ambassador for floristry. We could not be happier celebrating 70 years of training at the College this year and being the only private provider to have a student win a National WorldSkills Gold Award for Victoria,” he said.


Congratulations Liz! We wish you all the best for a bright future.

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