Electrical Control Competition

Electrical control technicians are responsible for performing repairs and preventive maintenance of facility equipment and machinery to maintain optimal up time of production equipment. They may perform wiring, plumbing, electrical or mechanical maintenance repair work and installation. Competitors will be assessed on their knowledge of practical and circuit design work, VSD set up, wiring installation, fault finding, PLC programming and how to complete an electrical wiring speed test. Knowledge of AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 3008 will need to be applied to all aspects of the competition.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN ELECTRICAL CONTROL IF YOU:

  • Are practical and good with your hands
  • Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
  • Are physically fit
  • Have good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Are able to do precise and detailed work
  • Can diagnose faults and work on solutions

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

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

Register your interest to compete in Electrical Control


Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Control competitions are aligned to the UEEII Electrotechnology (Release 1.5) National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Electrical Control competition is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (Release 4):

  • UEENEEG107A – Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
  • UEENEEE137A – Document and apply measures to control OH&S risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • UEENEEE101A – Apply OH&S regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE105A – Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEG103A – Install low voltage wiring and accessories
  • UEENEEK142A – Apply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector
  • UEENEEG106A – Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
  • UEENEEG108A – Troubleshoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • UEENEEG033A – Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • UEENEEG105A – Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
  • UEENEEG033A – Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical
  • UEENEEG105A – Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
  • UEENEEC020B – Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
  • UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEG104A – Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations
  • UEENEEG063A – Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations
  • UEENEEG109A – Develop and connect electrical control circuits
  • UEENEEA110A – Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear
  • UEENEEA113A – Mount and wire control panel equipment

Regional Tasks

  • Read and interpret circuit diagrams and equipment layout diagrams
  • Assemble and mount electrical accessories on a flat surface
  • Assemble and mount electrical equipment in a switchboard (control panel)
  • Measure and set out conduits and cables from circuit and layout drawings
  • Work to a tolerance of ± 3mm
  • Cut, bend, thread and install a metal conduit (tube)
  • Cut, bend and install a PVC conduit
  • Install wiring from circuit diagrams
  • Install cables and wiring into conduits, ducts and switchboards
  • Interpret AS 3000 & AS 3008
  • Ensure compliance with AS 3000 wiring rules
  • Test procedures for safe electrical operation
  • Energise and check for correct function
  • De-bug installation to obtain correct function (if required)

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Electrical Control competition is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (Release 4).

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

  • UEENEEE107A – Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEG102A – Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
  • UEENEEI150A – Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

National Tasks

  • Reading and interpreting circuit diagrams and equipment layout diagrams
  • Assembly and mounting of electrical accessories on a flat surface
  • Assembly and mounting of electrical equipment in a switchboard (control panel)
  • Measure and set out conduits and cables from circuit and layout drawings
  • Cutting, bending, threading and installation of metal conduit (tube)
  • Cutting, bending and installation of PVC conduit
  • Installing wiring from circuit diagrams
  • Installing cables and wiring into conduits, ducts and switchboards
  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance of AS/NZS 3000 & AS/NZS 3008
  • Testing procedures for safe electrical operation
  • Designing electrical control circuits using engineering software
  • Programming a PLC using commercial available computer program

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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