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Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.
Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.
Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms. Registration or licensing is required.
Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.
Specialisations: Camera Repairer, Scalemaker, Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer
Repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.
Specialisations: Saw Sharpener
Makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks.
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 8600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has stayed about the same.Strong 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.
There have been shortages of Locksmiths for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Locksmiths. To find out more, view the Department of Employment's latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.
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A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Three in five workers have this level of qualification. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification and registration or licensing may also be required.
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 Precision Metal Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong 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.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
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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.
Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic machines, devices, and equipment.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.