A fitter and machinist sets up and operates precision metal cutting and grinding machines to fabricate and repair parts and products made from metals, plastics, rubber textiles, fibreglass and space age alloys. They are required to determine dimensions by logic or by measuring samples and program electronic instruments that have digital readouts for use. The fitting competition tests skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at an apprentice level for those working in the fitting and machining trade. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, which require the use of hand tools and general machinery.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN FITTING IF YOU:

  • Are practical and good with your hands
  • Are interested in mathematics
  • Plan methodically
  • Are precise
  • Can develop and interpret two-dimensional drawings

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

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

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Fitting competitions are aligned to the MEM05 (release 11.1) – National Metal and Engineering National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Fitting competition is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30205 Qualification – Certificate 3 in Engineering – Mechanical Trade:

  • MEM07005C – Perform general machining
  • MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM14005A – Plan a complete activity
  • MEM12006 – Mark off/out (general engineering)
  • MEM18001C – Use hand tools
  • MEM13014A – Apply principles of OH&S in the work environment
  • MEM18055B – Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
  • MEM12006C – Mark off/out (general engineering)

Regional Tasks

  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Mark out holes
  • Work in a safe manner
  • Basic machining
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Make external threads
  • Drill, ream, tap holes
  • Use hand tools
  • Perform basic fitting techniques for assembly including precision assembly

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Fitting competition is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30205 Qualification – Certificate 3 in Engineering – Mechanical Trade.

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

  • MEM12024A – Perform computations
  • MEM18003C – Use tools for precision work
  • MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling
  • MEM15024A – Apply quality procedures
  • MEM05007C – Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • MEM05006C – Performing brazing and/or silver soldering
  • MEM18006C – Repair and fit engineering components
  • MEM18005BPerform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

National Tasks

The competition consists of a combination of practical and planning skills performed on the lathe, milling machine, by marking out, and the hand skills required to produce the competition:

  • Reading and interpreting drawings
  • Marking out features
  • Working in a safe manner
  • General machining
  • Taking measurements and making calculations
  • Reading charts and instructions
  • Drilling, reaming, tapping holes
  • Using hand tools
  • Calculating gear ratios
  • Fitting seals and various types of bearings
  • Silver soldering
  • Fitting and aligning gears and pulleys
  • Demonstrating basic fitting techniques for assembly including precision assembly

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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