VETiS Construction Competition

Construction professionals work in teams on a wide range of projects, from pergolas and houses to bridges and skyscrapers. Construction involves reading and interpreting specifications, assembling frameworks, roofing and flooring, and installing windows, doors and fittings. Tasks can also include assembling prefabricated units, wiring electrical components, assembling and disassembling temporary structures such as barricades, braces, and scaffolding, controlling traffic in and around construction zones and a variety of other tasks.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION IF YOU:

  • Are good at working with your hands
  • Are keen to handle tools and heavy machinery
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Are interested in maths
  • Have good health and eyesight
  • Enjoy physical labour activities
  • Have a sense of balance and can work at heights

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

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

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Carpentry is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the CPC10111 Certificate 1 in Construction, CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways and 22216VIC (Vic only) – Certificate II in Building & Construction – Carpentry Qualifications:

  • CPCCVU20955 – Workplace safety and site induction
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCWHS1001A – Prepare to work in the construction industry
  • VU20971 – Calculations for the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCA2011A – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA2002B – Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • VU20971 – Carpentry hand tools
  • VU20963 – Safe handling and use of plant and selected power tools
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • VU20971 – Calculations for the construction industry

Regional Tasks

Project: a joiner’s saw stool that involves several construction elements, as well as plan interpretation, drawing, material costing and OH&S.

Skills include:

  • Making calculations
  • Safely using hand tools and power tools
  • Taking measurements
  • Preparing drawings
  • Cutting timber
  • Joining
  • Fastening
  • Sanding

Regionals Competition Duration

  • 4-6 hours – 1 day
National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS National Competition in Construction is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the contained in the CPC10111 Certificate 1 in Construction, CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways and 22216VIC (Vic only) – Certificate II in Building & Construction – Carpentry Qualifications:

In addition to the Regional requirements the National also includes:

  • CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1011A – Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
  • VU20956 – Building structures
  • VU20962 – Quality principles for the building industry
  • VU20982 – Basic environmental sustainability in carpentry

National Tasks

The competition has been designed to incorporate several different elements of the carpentry and construction trade, including the following skills:

  • Creating a full size setout of seat plan showing posts, and major subframe member (no seat slats)
  • Constructing a side elevation to half scale (no seat slats), construction of joints in posts, rails to form the main structure
  • Constructing the seat and bracing using hand and power tools
  • Constructing roof beams, rafters and battens using hand and power tools
  • Working out quantities
  • Completing a safe work method statement
  • Working on the quality of joints and cuts

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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