A metal fabricator marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels. In Australia a metal fabricator is a Skill Level 2 occupation.
Metal Fabricator Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skill lists:
This occupation is not on the following skill lists:
The job of a metal fabricator in Australia is to cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.
Most occupations in the metal fabricator unit group (Group 3223) 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:
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.
Occupations within the Metal Fabricator Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same metal fabricator group if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Metal Fabricator in Australia is $ 74,817 for male employees and $ 98,746 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 35.8 Females: 52.4 Persons: 35.9
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 3223) Structural steel and welding trades workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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