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3221 Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.

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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • selecting metal stock for job requirements
  • heating metal in forges and furnaces and hammering, punching and cutting metal using hand tools and machine presses
  • tempering and hardening finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • preparing electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming, and applying solution to the objects to be coated
  • setting and adjusting controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects
  • preparing horses' hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hooves, and trimming hooves
  • cutting, trimming, shaping and smoothing stock to form mould patterns
  • filling boxes with sand and setting patterns in place, and pouring molten metal into moulds
  • applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds
  • finishing metal and articles by polishing and buffing and applying shellac, lacquer, paint and other finishes

Occupations:

  • 322111 Blacksmith
  • 322112 Electroplater
  • 322113 Farrier
  • 322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker
  • 322115 Metal Polisher

322111 Blacksmith

Shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Hammer Smith
  • Spring Maker
  • Tool Smith

322112 Electroplater

Controls plating processes and maintains solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Anodiser
  • Electroformer
  • Galvaniser

322113 Farrier

Inspects, trims and shapes horses' hooves, and forms, fits and nails horseshoes.

Skill Level: 3

322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker

Forms sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Coremaker
  • Metal Moulder

322115 Metal Polisher

Polishes metal to impart smooth, reflective and other finishes.

Skill Level: 3