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3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights

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

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

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:

  • studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
  • marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
  • checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus
  • assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
  • erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
  • installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
  • building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • determining repair requirements and procedures
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete

Occupations:

  • 399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
  • 399112 Shipwright

399111 Boat Builder and Repairer

Builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Composite Boat Builder
  • Rigger (Boat)
  • Sparmaker
  • Wooden Boat Builder
  • Yacht Builder

399112 Shipwright

Constructs, fits out and repairs ships. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Loftsman/woman (Marine)
  • Ship's Carpenter