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.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN METALS & ENGINEERING IF YOU:
- Enjoy technical activities
- Have an interest in machines and tools
- Enjoy physical work
- Have good hand-eye coordination
- Are patient and accurate
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
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.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia VETiS Metals and Engineering Competitions align to the National Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional VETiS Metals and Engineering Competition aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM10119 Certificate I in Engineering and MEM20219 – Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology Qualifications.
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.
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.
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
- Cutting using hacksaw
- Mig welding (GMAW) & manual arc welding (MMAW)
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition time is 18 hours over 3 days not including breaks or briefing.