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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Toolmaker

Employees use tools, machines and engineering techniques to manufacture and maintain machine tools, dies, jigs and fixtures to required standards. They are manufactured or repaired to high precision tolerances using a variety of workshop machines and techniques including turning, milling, electro-discharge, grinding, boring, drilling, reaming and slotting. Work may also require thermal heating and cutting and basic heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award classification on completion: C10

Summary of Training

CORE UNITS - All 12 units required

  • 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

ELECTIVE UNITS - GROUP A MECHANICAL TRADE STREAM UNITS

  • Perform general machining
  • Perform lathe operations
  • Perform milling operations
  • Perform grinding operations
  • Perform precision jig boring
  • Perform tool and cutter grinding
  • Perform machining operations using horizontal and/or vertical boring machine
  • Perform electro discharge (EDM) machining operations
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement
  • Mark off/out (general engineering)
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Manufacture press tools and gauges
  • Maintain tools and dies

GROUP B SPECIALISATION UNITS

  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment

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.

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Availability Information and More Details

Toolmaker - MEM30205
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 460 465 705 540 95 30 0 25
ASbA
Classification A A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

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)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

ANZSCO Classification: 323412

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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