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Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.
Specialisations: Metal Spinner, Sheetmetal Patternmaker
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 7600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Sheet Metal Trades Workers. To find out more, view the Department of Employment's latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.
A Certificate III/IV is usually needed to work in this job and most workers have this qualification. Training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Sheetmetal Trades Workers who are mature, reliable and are hard working with a good a work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Materials, methods, and the tools used to construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.