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 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 activities
  • Are physically fit and good with your hands
  • Have strength to handle materials, tools and machines
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Are patient and accurate
  • Are free from skin or breathing allergies
  • 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 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Sheetmetal Technology Competitions align to the MEM05 (release 11.1) – National Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Sheetmetal Technology competition aligns to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30305 Qualification – Certificate 3 in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (release 4).

  • MEM18001C – Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B – Use power tools / hand-held operations
  • MEM05005B – Carry out mechanical cutting
  • MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing
  • MEM05037C – Perform geometric development
  • MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM12024A – Perform computations
  • MEM05010C – Apply fabrication, forming & shaping techniques
  • MEM05011D – Assemble fabricated components
  • MEM05049B – Perform routine Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • MEM05039B – Advanced geometric development conical
  • MEM08010B – Manually finish / polish materials
  • MEM05051A – Select welding processes
  • MEM05052A – Apply safe welding practices
  • MEM11011B – Undertake manual handling
  • MEM05019D – Weld using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process (GTAW)

Regional Tasks

  • A high level of both power and hand tool use
  • Produce a pattern for each component
  • Cut out components and form to required shapes
  • Assemble and finish to required standard

Regionals Competition Duration

6hrs – 1 Day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Sheetmetal Technology competition aligns to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30305 Qualification – Certificate 3 in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (release 4).

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

  • MEM05007C – Manual heating & thermal cutting
  • MEM05050B – Perform routine GMAW
  • MEM05038B – Perform Advanced Geometric Development – Cylindrical/Rectangular
  • MEM05040B – Perform Advanced Geometric Development Transitions

National Tasks

  • Drawing Interpretation
  • Job planning and time management
  • Marking out/pattern development
  • Cutting and notching
  • Forming and shaping
  • Joining seams
  • Assembly and finishes
  • A high level of both power and hand tool use

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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