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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4981-11 Shipwright

Constructs, fits out and repairs ships.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies plans and specifications and prepares templates or scale plans for fabrication or cutting of hull sections
  • marks reference points and lines on drydocks or slipways
  • checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus
  • builds bilge and keel block supports, cradles and shoring
  • directs the erection, alignment and securing of hull sections
  • organises the welding or fixing of hull sections
  • erects and prepares launching platforms, conducts pre-launch tests and supervises launching procedures
  • installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machinery, shafts and safety equipment
  • determines repair requirements and procedures
  • repairs or replaces faulty plating, fittings or accessories
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate or repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass or concrete

Loftsman/woman (Marine)
Metal Liner-Off
Ship's Carpenter

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