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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FORGING TRADESPERSONS heat and hammer metal to shape, and make or repair metal articles, including horseshoes.

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:

  • selecting metal stock for job requirements
  • heating metal in forges or furnaces
  • hammering, punching or cutting metal to join parts using hand tools or machine presses
  • tempering and hardening finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • preparing horses' hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hoofs and trimming hoofs


This section contains the following subsection :
              4123-01 Supervisor, Forging Tradespersons
              4123-11 Blacksmith
              4123-13 Farrier
              4123-81 Apprentice Blacksmith
              4123-83 Apprentice Farrier

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