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 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TRADESPERSONS machine, fit, assemble and repair metal parts, sub-assemblies and manufactured parts.

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:

  • reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
  • setting up and adjusting metalworking machines and equipment
  • operating machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planing, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components
  • fitting and assembling metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies, including welding or brazing parts
  • cutting, threading, bending and installing fluid power pipes and lines
  • checking accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies


This section contains the following subsection :
              4111-01 Supervisor, General Mechanical Engineering Tradespersons
              4111-11 General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson
              4111-81 Apprentice General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson

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