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ANZSCO 323316 - Registered Migration Australia


A Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks. In Australia a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer is a Skill Level 3 occupation.




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Group: 3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers





Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer in Australia is to fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.



  • 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


Skill Level

Most occupations in the Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer unit group (Group 3233) 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 as a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer in Australia may be required.


Occupations within the Watch and Clock Maker Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same Watch and Clock Maker 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


  • Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer is currently assessed with TRA - (Trades Recognition Australia); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer in Australia is $ 77,035 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 42.2

Source: (Group 3233) Precision metal trades workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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