CDU's brightest tackle the best in Brisbane 


(From left) Brieanna Logie, Brodie Hill, Ashlee Wormald, Kirsty Bulluss, Todd Bell, Kymberly Barnes, Ellen Fink & Tommy Jong prepare for the 2010 Worldskills Competition.

Talented Territory high school trades students are taking on Australia's best at a national competition in Brisbane this week.

Nine students from Charles Darwin University's Palmerston campus have flown out to the annual Worldskills Australia National Competition, which will see 500 competitors compete in 50 trade and skill catagories.

The students represent Tourism, Primary Industries, Cookery, Business Services and Welding and are judged against national and international benchmarks and if successful, some could go on to represent Australia in London next year.