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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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate IV, AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • assisting mechanical engineers in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
  • preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of mechanical engineers and engineering technologists
  • assembling and installing new or modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • estimating material costs and quantities, and machinery requirements
  • performing or directing field or laboratory tests
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machinery and plant


This section contains the following subsection :
              3125-11 Mechanical Engineering Associate
              3125-13 Mechanical Engineering Technician

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