Electrical Installation Competition
Electrical installations are the cornerstone of an Electrician’s work. An Electrician plans and designs, selects and installs, commissions, tests, reports, maintains, fault finds and repair electrical wiring, systems and circuits to a high standard on commercial, residential, agricultural and industrial projects. This may involve buildings, stationary machines, or related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.
The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Installation competition creates a friendly, competitive and simulated environment to test the skills of Competitors against fellow electrical apprentices or trainees and is designed to promote learning opportunities.
The competition tests the skills and knowledge used in the Electrotechnology industries not limited to workplace health and safety, identifying electrotechnology components, use of hand tools and electrotechnology apparatuses.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IF YOU:
- Are practical and good with your hands
- Are interested in technical and mathematical activities
- Are able to do precise and detailed work
- Are able to work as part of a team
- Have good communication skills
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Installation Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Electrical Installation 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 Installation 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 Installation Competitions are aligned to the National Electrotechnology Training Package.
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Electrical Installations aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Qualification.
The Regional Competition has been designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst completing tasks aligned to the Electrotechnology industry. Competitors will be required to wire up an installation in their work area. Competitors will use circuit descriptions and drawings to wire up the installation. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Electrical Installation:
- Interpretation and application of AS/NZS 3000 & /NZS3008 Reading and interpreting circuit diagrams and equipment layout diagrams
- Assembly and mounting
- Measure and set out from circuit and layout drawings
- Working to a tolerance
- Cutting, bending, threading and installation techniques
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 Electrical Installations aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the UEE30820 – Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Qualification.
The National Competition has been designed to test a range of skills that would be required by an Electrician involved in electrical installation type work. The competition projects are designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Electrical Installation:
- Domestic Wiring Installation
- Commercial Wiring Installation
- Speed Challenge
- Installation Testing and Fault Finding
- Equipment set-up
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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