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.
The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Control Competition is designed to assess Competitors 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
- Enjoy physical work
- Are able to do precise and detailed work
- Enjoy problem solving
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Control Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 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. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Control Competitions are aligned to the National Electrotechnology Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Electrical Control Competition is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Qualification.
The Regional Competition consists of practical and circuit design work. Competitors are required to install the control and power circuits for a “Scoop Coupling” in their work bay area. Competitors are provided instructions and drawings.
The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Electrical Control:
- Reading and interpreting diagrams and equipment layout diagrams.
- Assembly and mounting
- Measuring and setting out
- Working to a tolerance
- Cutting, bending, threading and installation
- Interpretation of AS/NZS 3000 & ASNZS 3008.
- Ensuring compliance with AS 3000 wiring rules
- Testing procedures for safe Electrical Operation
- Energizing and checking for correct function
- De-bugging installation to obtain correct function
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 Electrical Control competition is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Qualification.
The National Competition will see competitors work across consists of six projects. These include Circuit Design, VSD Set up, Wiring installation, Fault Finding, PLC Programming and Electrical Wiring Speed Test. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Electrical Control:
- 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.
- Working to a tolerance
- Cutting, bending, threading and installation of metal conduit (tube).
- Cutting, bending and installation of PVC conduit.
- Cutting and installation of metal duct.
- Cutting and installation of PVC duct.
- Installation of wiring into conduits, ducts and switchboards.
- Installation of cables.
- Installation of cable tray.
- Interpretation of AS 3000:2000, AS 3008 and AS 3017
- Test circuits for continuity, insulation resistance and function
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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