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 WSA 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.

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 physically fit and can work at heights
  • Have good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Are able to do precise and detailed work
  • Can diagnose faults and work on solutions
  • 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 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Electrical Installation


Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Electrical Installation Competitions are aligned to the UEE11 Electrotechnology National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Electrical Installations 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) Qualification:

  • UEENEEG033A – Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • UEENEEE102A – Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE105A – Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
  • UEENEEE107A – Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • UEENEEG063A – Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations –
  • UEENEEG103A – Install low voltage wiring and accessories
  • UEENEEG104A – Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical             installations
  • UEENEEG105A – Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations
  • UEENEEG106A – Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
  • UEENEEG107A – Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations
  • UEENEEG108A – Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits
  • UEENEEK142A – Apply environmental and sustainable procedures in the energy sector

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
  • Measure and set out conduits and cables from circuit and layout drawings
  • Work to a tolerance of 5 mm
  • Cut, bend, thread and install metal conduit (tube)
  • Cut, bend and install PVC conduit
  • Install flexible conduits
  • Cut and install metal duct
  • Cut and install PVC duct
  • Install wiring into conduits, ducts and switchboards
  • Install cables
  • Install fixtures into plaster sheeting/gyprock
  • Accurately interpret as/nzs 3000 and as/nzs3008
  • Test circuits for continuity, insulation resistance, polarity short circuits and function
  • Commission the installation

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Electrical Installations is aligned to the following units of competency (elements of competency and performance criteria) contained in the UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

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

  • UEENEEG109A – Develop and connect electrical control circuits

National 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
  • Measure and set out conduits and cables from circuit and layout drawings
  • Work to a tolerance of ±5 mm
  • Cut, bend, thread and install metal conduit (tube)
  • Cut, bend and install PVC conduit
  • Install flexible conduits
  • Cut and install metal duct
  • Cut and install PVC duct
  • Install wiring into conduits, ducts and switchboards
  • Install cables
  • Accurately interpret as/nzs 3000 and as/nzs3008
  • Test circuits for continuity, insulation resistance, polarity short circuits and function
  • Commission the installation prior to assessment by the judges
  • Program smart relay
  • Install emergency lighting systems
  • Install data cabling

Nationals Competition Duration

20 hours – 3 days

 

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