Auto Electrical Competition

Auto electricians work on extra-low voltage electrical and electronic systems to install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment. 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.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN AUTO ELECTRICAL IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in the automotive industry, computers, electronics, mathematics and science
  • Are interested in manual work
  • Are able to problem solve
  • Are physically fit
  • Understand the importance of WHS

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Auto Electrical Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Auto Electrical


Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Auto Electrical competitions align to the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (Release 4.0).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level 

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Auto Electrical align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR30316 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (Release 1) Qualification.

  • AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries & jump start vehicles
  • AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR032 – Diagnose & repair automotive electrical systems
  • AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURAEA002 – Monitor environmental & sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR010 – Repair wiring harness/looms
  • AURET2016 – Read and apply vehicle wiring schematics & drawings
  • AURETR023 – Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Regional Tasks 

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Operation of and relationships between automotive electrical components
  • Diagnosis and testing
  • Repair methods
  • Fabrication
  • Interpretation
  • Trade skills

Regional Competition Duration 

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level 

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Auto Electrical align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR30316 – Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (Release 1) Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • AURETR018 – Overhaul starting system motors
  • AURETR031 – Diagnose & repair ignition Systems
  • AURETR030 – Diagnose & repair starting systems

National Tasks 

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Operation of and relationships between automotive electrical components
  • Analysis
  • Application
  • Diagnosis and testing
  • Repair methods
  • Trades skills
  • Drawing
  • Safety and cleanliness

Nationals Competition Duration 

18 hours – 3 days

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