Turning Competition

A Turner fabricates, components and products from metal and wood. Working to a set of specifications, they operate tools and machines to grind, mill and shape raw materials into the specified form, then assembling the final product.

The WorldSkills Australia Turning Competition has been designed for Competitors to perform various mechanical and technical skills whilst completing assigned project pieces.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN TURNING WORK IF YOU:

  • Have interest and aptitude for mechanical things
  • Are creative
  • Enjoy practical, hands-on work
  • Enjoy starting up and carrying out projects
  • Have problem-solving ability

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Turning Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 35 Australian regions. The Turning 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 Turning Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Turning Competitions align to the National Metal and Engineering Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Turning competition is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30219 – Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade Qualification.

Regional Tasks

The Regional Competition consists of a combination of practical skills performed on the lathe, planning skills demonstrated by completing a job plan, analytical skills demonstrated by collecting information and calculating appropriate speeds and feeds. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Turning:

  • Parallel turning
  • Matching taper
  • Mating threads
  • Surface finish
  • Tolerance
  • Eccentric turning
  • Diamond knurling
  • Cutting speeds
  • Planning and presenting job plan
  • Calculation speeds and feed rates
  • Interpret Drawings

Regionals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Turning Competition aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30319 – Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade Qualification.

National Tasks

The National Competition consists of a combination of practical skills performed on the lathe, planning skills demonstrated by completing a job plan, analytical skills demonstrated by collecting information and calculating appropriate speeds and feeds. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Sheetmetal Technology:

  • Parallel turning
  • Matching taper
  • Mating threads
  • Surface finish
  • Minimum tolerance
  • Machining multiple start threads
  • Diamond knurling
  • Machining offsets
  • Planning and presenting job plans
  • Calculation speeds and feed rates
  • Interpreting drawings
  • Communication skills
  • Calculations
  • Collecting and presenting information
  • Reading charts
  • Drilling
  • Boring
  • Assembly techniques
  • Problem solving

Nationals Competition Duration

The competition is completed in 15 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.

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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade