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Casting and Moulding Tradesperson

Working as a Casting and Moulding Tradesperson you will produce sand moulds by hand or use moulding machines, pour and trim castings and operate and monitor melting furnaces. Castings may be ferrous or non-ferrous metal and may be straight forward or involve complex shapes. Sand moulds are made to predetermined tolerances and required specifications. Metal type for casting is pre-determined and graded by weight. Castings are trimmed using a range of hand tools and hand held power tools or fettling machines. Melting furnaces can be manual or semi-automatic operation and may be gas or electric fired. Note: This qualification must be undertaken through a Training Contract or through formal trade recognition assessment processes.         

Summary of Training

  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Plan work activities
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate melting furnaces
  • Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
  • Operate sand moulding and core making machines
  • Pour molten metal
  • Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings
  • Perform refractory installation and repair
  • Produce moulds and cores by hand        
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Operate and monitor machine and process
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Order materials               
  • Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment
  • Apply basic engineering design concepts
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform emergency first aid

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.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 19/20: 7154

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 15/04/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Casting and Moulding Tradesperson - MEM31719
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
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Commencements

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