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ANZSCO 399111 - Registered Migration Australia


A boat builder and repairer builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required in Australia. A Boat Builder and repairer in Australia is a Skill Level 3 occupation.



Boat Builder and Repairer Specialisations


  • Composite Boat Builder
  • Rigger (Boat)
  • Spar maker
  • Wooden Boat Builder
  • Yacht Builder


Boat Builder and Repairer Occupation Lists
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Group: 3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights



Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


Boat Builders and Repairers construct, fit out and repair boats and ships. The number of job openings for Boat Builders and Shipwrights going forward is expected to be low.



  • 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



Skill Level

Most occupations in the boat builder and repairer 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: 
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. 


Registration or licensing may be required in Australia as a boat builder and repairer.



Occupations in this Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same boat builder and repairer group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


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.



Assessment Authority


  • Boat Builder and repairer is currently assessed with TRA - (Trades Recognition Australia);  more information regarding assessment bodies



Average Income of a Boat Builder and Repairer

The average salary for a Boat Builder and repairer in Australia is $ 59,921 for male employees and $ 0 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 44.7 Females: 0.0 Persons: 44.7

Source: (Group 3991) Boat builders and shipwrights - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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