This is the sixth largest industry in Australia. It covers manufacturing of food and beverages, petroleum and coal, polymer products, machinery, furniture and more. Many workers in this industry are male and employed full-time, but part-time employment is becoming more common. There are a broad range of jobs in this industry. Many need a VET qualification and an apprenticeship is a common pathway. There are also many lower skilled jobs.

Job Profiles

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Bakers and Pastrycooks

Bakers and Pastrycooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

  • $996 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Binders, Finishers and Screen Printers

Print Finishers and Screen Printers bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and o...

  • $1,020 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Cabinetmakers

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chemical and Materials Engineers

Chemical and Materials Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale...

  • $3,019 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and sto...

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and peopl...

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Electronics Engineers

Electronics Engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, commun...

  • $2,502 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Engineering Managers

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

  • $3,427 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Engineering Production Workers

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plan...

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Forklift Drivers

Forklift Drivers operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

  • $1,113 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Glaziers

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

  • $1,050 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers

Graphic Pre-Press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

  • $1,328 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Industrial Spraypainters

Industrial Spraypainters operate spray painting equipment to paint and apply other industrial coatings to manufactured items (Vehicle Painters are sho...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Jewellers

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rou...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Manufacturers

Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.

  • $1,982 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Metal Engineering Process Workers

Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

  • $976 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Other Factory Process Workers

Other Factory Process Workers includes a number of occupations such as Cement and Concrete Plant Workers, Chemical Plant Workers, Clay Processing Fact...

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Other Stationary Plant Operators

Other Stationary Plant Operators includes a range of occupations such as Boiler or Engine Operators, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operators, Cement P...

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish plastic and rubber products.

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Printers

Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

  • $1,132 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Product Assemblers

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewel...

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Sewing Machinists

Sewing Machinists operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

  • $865 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

  • $1,600 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Signwriters

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

  • $1,462 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Storepersons

Storepersons receive, handle and despatch goods in stores and warehouses.

  • $1,052 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators

Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators operate machines to process raw hides and skins, raw textile fibres, and dye, weave and knit fibres ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Upholsterers

Upholsterers make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level
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