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3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers

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

3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

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.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

Occupations:

  • 323311 Engraver
  • 323312 Gunsmith
  • 323313 Locksmith
  • 323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
  • 323315 Saw Doctor
  • 323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

323311 Engraver

Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Skill Level: 3

323312 Gunsmith

Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

323313 Locksmith

Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Safemaker

323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Camera Repairer
  • Scalemaker
  • Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer

323315 Saw Doctor

Repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Saw Sharpener

323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

Makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks.

Skill Level: 3