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.
The WorldSkills Australia 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:
- Enjoy practical, hands-on work
- Would like to work with tools
- Would like to work on different projects
- Have an interest in building and construction
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Carpentry Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 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. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Carpentry Competitions are aligned to National Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Carpentry aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry Qualification.
The Regional Competition requires Competitors to demonstrate their geometry, set out, cutting and assembly skills. Each competitor is to construct a saw stool. This includes setting the saw stool out on a board provided and develop all lengths and bevels required. This will be built to the size and specifications as shown on the attached plan.
The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Carpentry:
- Workplace safety requirements
- General Construction terminology
- Use of plant, tools and equipment, including consideration of their characteristics, uses and limitations
- Calculation of material requirements
- Interpretation of plans, drawings, and specifications
- Materials handling, storage and environmentally friendly waste management
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 in Carpentry aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry Qualification.
The National Competition Projects are designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst completing a one piece of a ten-segmented Gazebo with a seat. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Carpentry:
- Workplace and equipment safety
- General construction terminology
- Plant, tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitation
- Pitched roof construction techniques
- Roofing materials
- Processes for the calculation of material requirements
- Plans, drawings and specifications
- Roof geometry
- Roof calculations for lengths, quantities and pitch
- Roof set out
- Roofing regulations
- Roof types
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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