1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    SHEETMETAL TRADES WORKERS mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
    • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
    • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
    • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
    • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
    • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
    • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
    • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
    • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
    • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
    • may specialise in decorative copperwork

      322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker


    Marks out, shapes, forms and joins sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

    Skill Level: 3


      Metal Spinner
      Sheetmetal Patternmaker

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