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Western Australia Minister for Training and Workforce Development Peter Collier

WA Hairdresser Wins Bronze For Australia

Victor P Taffa

  • Donnybrook hairdresser wins bronze at skills Olympics in London
  • Alexis Scott is an outstanding example of WA’s training success
  • Three West Australians were part of Australia’s Skillaroos team

Donnybrook hairdresser, and South West Institute of Technology graduate, Alexis Scott has become the first Australian to win a medal in the hairdressing section of the world’s biggest skills competition.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said Alexis Scott won a bronze medal in the hairdressing section of the International Worldskills held in London.

“Alexis is an outstanding example of the quality of young West Australians coming through the State’s training sector and the contribution they are making to the workforce in many occupations.” Mr. Collier said.


“Alexis took on talented, skilled people from around the world and did brilliantly to win a bronze medal, which is an enormous achievement. Her bronze medal in London follows her winning the gold medal for hairdressing at the 2010 Australian Worldskills National Competition.”

Two other West Australians were also part of the Skillaroos team which represented Australia in London.

Jake Hall competed in the wall and floor tiling section and Natalee Hibbins represented Australia in the jewellery section.

Although not in the top three in their sections, Jake and Natalee were ranked highly and each won a medallion of excellence.

“I congratulate Alexis, Jake and Natalee and all the Skillaroos team who were such great representatives for Australia in London.” the Minister said.

Fact File

  • Alexis Scott trained at South West Institute of Technology
  • Jake Hall trained at Polytechnic West
  • Natalee Hibbins is currently studying at Central Institute of Technology

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