Web Design & Development Competition

Web design and development requires such a wide variety of skills that it is difficult for one person to excel in all aspects. Often a team of professionals will cover the web design process. Web design and development involves implementing solutions that fulfill objectives outlined by a client. Web designers convert a client’s requirements into website specifications. The competition tests skills in an online environment using four modules: web application design, front-end development, data interactivity, and responsive web design. Competitors are given a case study and the requirements of a system, and have to come up with a solution.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT IF YOU:

  • Have good computer skills
  • Are interested in target audiences, markets and trends
  • Have graphic design and visual communication skills
  • Have creative design aptitude
  • Have artistic skills
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are able to work as part of a team

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Web Design & Development Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Web Design & Development 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 Web Design & Development 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 Web Design and Development competitions are aligned to the ICT Information and Communications Technology (Release 3.1) training package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Web Design and Development align to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web Based Technologies Qualification:

  • ICTICT401 – Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • ICTWEB401 – Design a website to meet technical requirements
  • ICTWEB403 – Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
  • ICTWEB429 – Create a markup language document to specification
  • ICTDBS403 – Create basic databases
  • ICTWEB409 – Develop cascading style sheets
  • ICTWEB411 – Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB415 – Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTICT420 – Develop client user interface
  • ICTWEB410 – Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
  • ICTWEB409 – Develop cascading style sheets
  • ICTWEB411 – Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB415 – Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTICT420 – Develop client user interface
  • ICTWEB410 – Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
  • ICTWEB414 – Design simple web page layouts
  • ICTWEB421 – Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards
  • ICTDBS412 – Build a database
  • ICTDBS504 – Integrate database with a website
  • ICTDMT401 – Create visual design components for digital media
  • ICTDMT403 – Produce and edit digital images

Regional Tasks

Demonstrate skills in the following:

  • Client-side development
  • Functional development
  • Interactivity
  • Design (Photoshop)
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • Databases (MYSQL)

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia National Competition for Web Design and Development align to the National Training Package ICT Information and Communications Technology and the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web Based Technologies and the ICT50615 Diploma of Web Site Development Qualifications.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • ICTICT407 – Maintain website information standards
  • ICTWEB413 – Optimise search engines

National Tasks

Demonstrate skills in the following:

  • Client-side development
  • Functional development
  • Interactivity
  • Design (Photoshop)
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery (optional but encouraged)
  • Time management

Nationals Competition Duration

15 hours – 3 days

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