VETiS Electrotechnology Competition
Electrotechnology covers all aspects of electrical, electronic, instrumentation and communication technologies. It incorporates traditional light and power, hardware platforms and networking automation, virtual enterprise, the internet and fibre optics. The spread of new information processing and communication technologies means that the industry is developing rapidly.
The competition requires skills and knowledge used in the electrotechnology industries not limited to WHS, including identifying electrotechnology components, use of hand tools and electrotechnology apparatuses.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN ELECTROTECHNOLOGY IF YOU:
- Are practical and good with your hands
- Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
- Are physically fit
- Have good eyesight and normal colour vision
- Are able to do precise and detailed work
- Can diagnose faults and work on solutions
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Electrotechnology Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The VETiS Electrotechnology 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 Electrotechnology Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The 2018 WorldSkills Australia VETiS Electrotechnology Competitions align to the UEE11 – Electrotechnology Training Package (Release 1.5).
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional VETiS Electrotechnology competition aligns to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Release 4).
- UEENEEE101A – Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
- UEENEEA101A – Assemble electronic components
- UEENEEE102A – Assemble, disassemble and fabricate
- UEENEEE103A – Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
- UEENEEE105A – Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment
- UEENEEE179A – Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
- Utilise skills in WHS requirements
- Identify and install electronic components
- Use hand tools to complete all tasks
- Determine correct operation of single source DC series and parallel circuits
- Understand theory applications for the above competencies
Regionals Competition Duration
4 hours – 1 day
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National VETiS Electrotechnology competition aligns to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (Release 4).
In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:
- UEENEEE107A – Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
- UEENEEE104A – Solve problems in DC circuits
- UEENEEG106A – Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits
- Read and interpret equipment layout diagrams
- Assemble and mount electrical accessories on a flat surface
- Measure and set out from layout drawings
- Work to a tolerance
- Prepare and terminate of cabling
- Work with sheet metal, plastic and electrical components
- Construct electronic kit
- Connect and make measurement in electrical circuits
Nationals Competition Duration
22 hours – 3 days
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