A carpenter is a skilled tradesperson who measures, cuts and installs building materials for both new or existing residential and commercial buildings. They might work on floors, wall and roof systems, stairs, interior and exterior finishes, roofing materials, doors, and windows. He or she has to work accurately to produce high quality outcomes.

The WSA Carpentry Competition presents projects that help the competitor transition all stages of the Skills Competition. Each Stage comes with a geometric set out for the competitor to use in training, to help achieve accurate dimensions and angles to cut timber to produce a project with a close fitting, precision finish.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN CARPENTRY IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in numeracy, accuracy and project planning
  • Would like to work with tools
  • Have an interest in architecture and building design
  • Would like to work on different projects throughout your career

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Carpentry Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Carpentry 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 Carpentry Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Carpentry Competitions are aligned to CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services National Training Package (release 9.4).

Regional Competition

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Carpentry is aligned to the following units of competency (elements of competency and performance criteria) contained in the CPC30211 Certificate 3 in Carpentry Qualification:

  • CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCA2011A – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA2002B – Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications

Regional Tasks

Project: Saw Horse

  • Demonstrate a high level of both power and hand tool use
  • Mill timber to size using mobile power tools
  • Set out saw horse geometrically on a sheet of ply
  • Transfer the set out to the timbers
  • Cut out and assemble members

Regionals Competition Duration 

  • 6 hours – 1 day
National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Carpentry is aligned to the following units of competency (elements of competency and performance criteria) contained in the CPC30211 Certificate 3 in Carpentry Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements the National also includes:

  • CPCCCA3003A – Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3007C – Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3009B – Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCA3004A – Construct wall frames
  • CPCCA3005B – Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

National Tasks

Project: Seat and Gazebo Roof

  • Demonstrate a high level of both power and hand tool use
  • Mill timber to size using mobile power tools
  • Set out the base and roof geometrically on a sheet of ply
  • Transfer the set out to the timbers
  • Cut out and assemble members

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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