1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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PRECISION METAL TRADESPERSONS fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

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:

  • assembling parts and sub-assemblies of precision implements, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and fire arms, repairing or replacing defective parts and reassembling article using hand or power tools or specially designed machines
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • making blades for circular, band or other power saws or repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand or power saws
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies or other ornamental items


This section contains the following subsection :
              4115-01 Supervisor, Precision Metal Tradespersons
              4115-11 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
              4115-13 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer
              4115-15 Locksmith
              4115-17 Saw Maker and Repairer
              4115-19 Gunsmith
              4115-21 Engraver
              4115-81 Apprentice Precision Metal Tradesperson

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