1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADESPERSONS cut, shape, join and repair metal parts of iron and steelwork structures, pressure pipes, ships, boilers or other vessels.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches or metal cutting machines
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools or by heating and hammering
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • joining metal sections by using various welding techniques, bolting or riveting
  • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding


This section contains the following subsection :
              4122-01 Supervisor, Structural Steel and Welding Tradespersons
              4122-11 Metal Fabricator
              4122-13 Pressure Welder
              4122-15 Welder (First Class)
              4122-81 Apprentice Metal Fabricator
              4122-83 Apprentice Welder

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