VETiS Metals & Engineering Competition

Manufacturing and Engineering is one of the largest industries in Australia, with workers in a wide range of sectors using metal to make, maintain or repair a variety of metal products and structures. Innovations in efficient practices and new technologies are transforming the industry, with new areas constantly being developed.

The VETiS Metals & Engineering Competition will test Competitors on their skills in welding components together. Each Competitor will be assessed on different facets of the projects, including workplace health and safety, sizes and tolerances of components, and workmanship.


  • Enjoy technical activities
  • Have an interest in machines and tools
  • Enjoy physical work
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Are patient and accurate


The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Metals & Engineering Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The VETiS Metals & Engineering 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 Metals & Engineering Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in VETiS Metals & Engineering

Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Metals and Engineering Competitions align to the National  Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2024 WorldSkills Australia Regional VETiS Metals and Engineering Competition aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering Qualification.

Regional Competition

This Regional Competition is designed to evaluate the competitor’s ability to manufacture a Hobby Machine Vice from the supplied materials. Each competitor must complete the project as per the details on each drawing. In assessing the project, the judges will take into consideration: craftsmanship, neatness and accuracy.

Regional Competition Tasks

  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/ operations
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding

Regionals Competition Duration

The competition time is 5 hours over 1 day not including breaks or briefing.

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for VETiS Metals and Engineering aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering and MEM20219 – Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology Qualifications.

National Competition

The National Competition for VETiS is designed to test Competitors on their skills in welding components together. Competitors will be required to make two modules, a Cantilever Toolbox and a “V” Block

National Competition Tasks

  • Application of workplace health and safety
  • Pattern reading
  • Marking and cutting out
  • Folding and forming using pan brake & magnabend folding machines
  • Measuring
  • Cutting using hacksaw
  • Mig welding (GMAW) & manual arc welding (MMAW)
  • Assembly

Nationals Competition Duration

The competition time is 18 hours over 3 days not including breaks or briefing.

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