Joinery Competition

A joiner is a tradesperson who specialises in joining wood together to make furniture like bookcases and tables, windows, doors, trusses, stairs, and any other items that involve joins. He or she works on commercial and residential projects, and is usually based in a workshop but often undertakes installations in the homes of customers and on building sites. Making joints requires specialist machinery and hand tools. A joiner will produce and interpret drawings, set out and measure, cut and form joints, and assemble, install and finish commissions to a high standard.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN JOINERY IF YOU:

  • Are interested in manual work and mathematics
  • Are good with your hands
  • Are precise and accurate in your work
  • Have good eyesight and balance

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Joinery Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Joinery 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 Joinery 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 Joinery Competitions are aligned to the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services National Training Package (release 9.4).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Joinery is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC31912 Certificate 3 in Joinery and CPC32211 Certificate 3 in Joinery (Stairs) Qualifications:

  • CPCCCA2011A – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA2002B – Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OH&S requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM1005A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM1003A – Plan and organise work

Regional Tasks

  • Interpret drawings
  • Draw, set out skills
  • Set out on project material for construction purposes
  • Use materials economically
  • Demonstrate effective time and production scheduling
  • Demonstrate efficient use of hand tools
  • Demonstrate able use of solid timber
  • Demonstrate ability to present a finished product within given time frame
  • Present and finish completed product

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Joinery is aligned to the following units of competency (elements of competency and performance criteria) contained in the CPC31912 Certificate 3 in Joinery and CPC32211 Certificate 3 in Joinery (Stairs) Qualifications.

In addition to the regional requirements the National also includes:

  • CPCCCM1005A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCJN3001A – Use static machines
  • CPCCJN3004A – Manufacture joinery components
  • CPCCJN2001A – Assemble components
  • CPCCSH3005A – Apply and trim decorative finishes
  • CPCCJN3003A – Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors

National Tasks

  • Interpret drawings
  • Draw, set out skills
  • Understand marking scale
  • Set out on project material for construction purposes
  • Use materials economically
  • Demonstrate effective time and production scheduling
  • Demonstrate efficient use of hand tools
  • Demonstrate efficient use of static machinery and power tools
  • Construct different types of joints within given tight tolerances
  • Machine and mould materials to given dimensions
  • Design joints correctly
  • Work out joint manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrate able use of solid timber
  • Demonstrate ability to present a finished product within given time frame
  • Present and finish completed product

Nationals Competition Duration

16 hours – 3 days

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