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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4981-13 Boat Builder and Repairer

Builds, repairs or modifies boats.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examines drawings and constructs templates from full-scale outlines
  • scribes lines from templates and cuts and forms parts such as keels, stern posts, ribs and sidings
  • assembles boat shells, fastens sidings or ribs to keels and covers with planking
  • builds and installs structures such as cabins, machinery mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • installs decking, masts, booms and ladders
  • determines repair requirements and procedures
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate or repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass or concrete
  • may order materials, prepare cost estimates and quotations

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