Sheetmetal Technology Competition
The Sheet Metal trade is one of the most varied of all trades. Sheet Metal workers’ skills include drawing interpretation, job planning, marking out, geometric development, radial line and triangulation, cutting and notching, forming and shaping, joining seams, assembly and finishes.
The WorldSkills Australia Sheetmetal Technology Competition takes into account the great diversification that exists in the trade, i.e. air conditioning, stainless steel, cubicle and general manufacture, using mild steel, stainless steel and a variety of other metals. The competition requires careful thinking and planning, good hand and welding skills, with a high degree of accuracy and finish essential.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN SHEETMETAL WORK IF YOU:
- Are interested in technical and creative activities
- Prefer practical, hands-on work
- Enjoy working with materials, tools and machines
- Enjoy following set procedures and routine
- Are safety-conscious
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Sheetmetal Technology Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Sheetmetal Technology 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 Sheetmetal Technology Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Sheetmetal Technology Competitions align to the National Metal and Engineering Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Sheetmetal Technology Competition aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30319 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade and MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering Qualifications.
The Regional Competition will test the skills of Competitors whilst they produce and assemble a project. The project consists of a polished stainless-steel chute flowing into a Galvabond or Colorbond pipe grooved seamed, and a Milsd steel canopy transition, tig welded together. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Sheetmetal Technology:
- Drawing interpretation
- Job planning
- Marking out
- Radial line, parallel line
- Cutting and notching
- Forming and shaping
- Joining seams
- Assembly and finishes
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 Sheetmetal Technology Competition aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30319 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade and MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering Qualifications.
The National Competition has been designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst manufacturing and assembling a project piece. The project piece must comply with the design specifications and the designer’s instructions. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Sheetmetal Technology:
- Drawing Interpretation
- Job Planning and Time Management
- Marking Out/Pattern Development
- Parallel line
- Radial line
- Cutting and Notching
- Forming and Shaping
- Joining Seams
- Assembly and Finishes
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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