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Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.
Builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Composite Boat Builder, Rigger (Boat), Sparmaker, Wooden Boat Builder, Yacht Builder
Constructs, fits out and repairs ships. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Loftsman/woman (Marine), Ship's Carpenter
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 Jobs and Small Business 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 5,300 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow moderately to 5,500. Around 3,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a large number for an occupation of this size).
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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. The majority of workers have a Certificate III/IV. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a 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 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 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.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Reading work related information.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Use maths to solve problems.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Use rules to solve problems.
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
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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.
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How often do you use electronic mail?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How important is it to work with others in a group or team?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.