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Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles.
Manufactures and repairs prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies such as buses, trucks, fire engines and caravans. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Coach Builder
Installs, repairs and replaces the interior trim of vehicles such as seats, linings, floor coverings and door trims. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Vehicle Upholsterer
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 very small occupation employing 5700 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.A fall in the number of jobs 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.
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A Certificate III/IV is usually needed to work in this job and three quarters of workers have this qualification. Training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification. Registration or licensing may 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 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers 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.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Teaching and course design.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.