3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Composite Boat Builder
- Rigger (Boat)
- Wooden Boat Builder
- Yacht Builder
Constructs, fits out and repairs ships. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 3
- Loftsman/woman (Marine)
- Ship's Carpenter