Watch and Clock Makers and Repairers make, repair, clean and adjust watches and clocks.

    Either extensive experience or a certificate III in watch and clock service and repair is needed to work as a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer.

    Tasks

    • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and timepieces.
    • Dismantles precision instruments, timepieces, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines.
    • Tests circuits in electronic timepieces.
    • May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

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    • $1,149 Weekly Pay
    • Decline Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Watch and Clock Makers and Repairers

    • 630 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 54 years Average age
    • 11% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Watch and Clock Makers and Repairers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 720 in 2011 to 630 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Watch and Clock Makers and Repairers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Retail Trade; and Manufacturing.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (73%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 54 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (66%).
    • Gender: 11% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Other Services53.7
    Retail Trade27.4
    Manufacturing12.3
    Wholesale Trade2.7
    Other Industries3.9

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateWatch and Clock Makers and RepairersAll Jobs Average
    NSW38.131.6
    VIC25.825.6
    QLD18.820.0
    SA5.27.0
    WA8.810.8
    TAS2.82.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketWatch and Clock Makers and RepairersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.5-5.05.0
    20-244.3-9.39.3
    25-3411.1-22.922.9
    35-4417.8-22.022.0
    45-5418.1-21.621.6
    55-5914.1-9.09.0
    60-6415.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over18.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationWatch and Clock Makers and RepairersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree6.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV65.7-21.121.1
    Year 1213.0-18.118.1
    Year 113.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below5.4-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a certificate III in watch and clock service and repair is needed to work as a Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      77% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      49% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Engineering and Technology

      49% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    4. Administration and Management

      40% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    5. Sales and Marketing

      40% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Freedom to Make Decisions

      99% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

    2. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      98% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

    3. Being Exact or Accurate

      97% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

    4. Telephone

      93% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    5. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      93% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

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