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Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)

Employees produce metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) sheet products such as ducting, hoods, lightweight structures, sheet assemblies, tanks and containers using tools, welding and thermal cutting equipment and development techniques. Jointing methods including dry and welded joints are undertaken to pre-determined standards. Sheetmetal workers use a wide range of hand and hand tools held power tools and workshop machines such as drills, grinders, benders and lifting equipment.
Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award classification on completion: C10

Summary of Training

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the delivery of on the job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques
  • Assemble fabricated components
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • Repair/replace/modify fabrications
  • Perform geometric development
  • Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangle
  • Perform advanced geometric development - conical
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Select welding processes
  • Apply safe welding practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operation
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 6065

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Sheetmetal Worker (First Class) - MEM30305
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 685 480 660 295 190 75 30 40
ASbA
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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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