Auto Electrical Competition
Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. The scope of work for an Automotive Electrician is extremely diverse, including work on road-going cars and trucks, but also recreational vehicles, 4wd, golf carts, fork lifts, elevated work platforms, mining equipment, agricultural equipment, earthmoving and plant equipment, and also fixed battery/solar applications in remote locations. Auto electricians may work as an individual or as a member of a team in various conditions – inside, outside and on the move.
The WorldSkills Australia Auto Electrical Competition requires the competitor to perform tasks that reflects the role of individuals who service, diagnose and repair electrical systems and components in vehicles in the automotive electrical service and repair industry.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN AUTO ELECTRICAL IF YOU:
- Have an interest in the automotive industry
- Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
- Are interested in practical, hands-on work
- Are analytical
- Are able to problem solve
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Auto Electrical Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Auto Electrical Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Auto Electrical Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Auto Electrical Competitions align to the National Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Auto Electrical aligns to the Units of Competency in the AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology Qualification.
The Regional Competition has been designed for Competitors to demonstrate skills that would normally be encountered by an Automotive Electrical Trainee / Apprentice in the first years of their training. In addition to the final outcome the Competitors will be required to demonstrate their thought and practical processes along the way. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following tasks related to Auto Electrical:
- Component Testing
- Vehicle Lighting Systems
- Harness Fabrication & Repair
- Wiring Diagram Interpretation
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Auto Electrical aligns to the Units of Competency in the AUR30320 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology Qualification.
The Auto Electrical National Competition has been designed to represent typical everyday tasks that an Automotive Electrician may encounter in a general workshop or field service environment. The Competitor will be required to demonstrate an understanding of operation and relationships between automotive electrical components. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following tasks related to Auto Electrical:
- Trade Skills
- Safety & Cleanliness
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 16 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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