VETIS Carpentry Competition
Carpentry Professionals work in teams on a wide range of projects, from pergolas and houses to bridges and skyscrapers. Carpentry involves reading and interpreting specifications, assembling frameworks, roofing and flooring, and installing windows, doors and fittings.
The VETiS Carpentry Competition is designed to evaluate the Competitors ability to perform a range of construction elements, as well as planning interpretation, drawing, material costing and WH&S.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION IF YOU:
- Are good at working with your hands
- Have an interest towards materials and methods used to construct or repair structures
- Are keen to handle tools and machinery
- Enjoy physical work
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia VETIS Carpentry Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The VETIS Carpentry 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 Carpentry Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Carpentry Competitions are aligned to the National Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for VETiS Carpentry aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction, CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways and 22338VIC – Certificate II in Building & Construction – Pre-apprenticeship Qualifications.
Regional Competition Tasks
The Regional Competition for VETiS includes a range of construction elements, as well as planning interpretation, drawing, material costing and WH&S. Each competitor will construct one Saw Stool.
The finished product needs to be free of defects that could cause the Saw Stool to be considered unsafe or that could detract from its appearance.
Regional Competition Tasks include:
- Making calculations
- Safely using hand tools and power tools
- Taking measurements
- Preparing drawings
- Cutting timber
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition time is 6 hours over 1 day not including breaks or briefing.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for VETiS Carpentry aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction, CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways and 22338VIC (Vic only) Certificate II in Building & Construction – Carpentry Qualifications.
National Competition Tasks
The National Competition for VETiS has been designed to incorporate several different elements of the Building & Construction trade.
National Competition Tasks Include
- Measuring and marking
- Use of hand and power tools
- Setting out
- Hand skills
- Fixing of hardware
- Joints and construction
- Application of workplace health and safety
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition time is 18 hours over 13 days not including breaks or briefing.
Find out about training options
myskills website is the national directory of Vocational Education and Training (VET) organisations and courses.
Learn more about these courses by following the following links: