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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Wooden Boat Shipwright

Working as a Wooden Boat Shipwright you will use tools, equipment and marine craft construction techniques to build, repair and maintain wooden construction water craft and vessels. Your duties could include construction of wooden frames and structures such as keel and ribs, and attaching metal parts such as fittings, plates and bulkheads. Note: Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.

Summary of Training

Core Units – all required

  • 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

Elective Units – to a value of 63 points

  • Perform general woodworking machine operations
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes
  • Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Set up marine vessel structures
  • Fair and shape surfaces
  • Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components
  • Undertake marine sheathing operations
  • Maintain marine vessel surfaces
  • Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures
  • Form timber shapes using hot processes
  • Perform fitout procedures
  • Perform marine slipping operations
  • Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries
  • Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment
  • Operate mobile load shifting equipment
  • 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.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. 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.

Job Pathways

Metal and Engineering

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Metal & Engineering

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 18/19: 8132

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/10/2019. 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, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Wooden Boat Shipwright - MEM30719
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification 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, VOCSTATS, extracted 26/09/2019, rounded estimates for April 2018 to March 2019. 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 our Australian School-based Apprenticeships page for more detailed information.

ANZSCO Classification: 399112

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.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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