1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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GENERAL FABRICATION ENGINEERING TRADESPERSONS manipulate and form sheet metal, structural steel and other metal stock to fabricate, maintain or repair metal products and structures.

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:

  • reads and interprets drawings and specifications
  • cuts, rolls, bends, shapes, moulds, spins, heats or hammers metal products to fabricate parts or sub-assemblies
  • heat treats metal parts and components
  • sets up and operates welding equipment to complete welding tasks
  • fits and assembles metallic components by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing or soldering
  • finishes products by cleaning, polishing, filling or bathing them in acidic solutions


This section contains the following subsection :
              4121-01 Supervisor, General Fabrication Engineering Tradespersons
              4121-11 General Fabrication Engineering Tradesperson
              4121-81 Apprentice General Fabrication Engineering Tradesperson

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