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Manufacturing

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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Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost manageme...

  • $1,660 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, mate...

  • $1,190 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate advertising, public relations, sales and marketing act...

  • $2,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators operate agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, sow and h...

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigerati...

  • $1,400 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising...

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

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

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

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

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

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

  • $1,602 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Bricklayers and Stonemasons lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches ...

  • $2,070 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Butchers and Smallgoods Makers select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply, operate meat and smallgoods processing machines, and m...

  • $1,056 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

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

Canvas and Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.

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

Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, an...

  • $1,358 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

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

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

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads,...

  • $3,082 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists study the chemical and physical properties of substances, develop and monitor chemical processes and production...

  • $1,979 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Chief Executives and Managing Directors determine, formulate and review the general policy programs and the overall direction of organisations within ...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

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

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
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and ...

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

Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and mining plant, and detonate explosives to extract materials from the ...

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

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation...

  • $1,784 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the...

  • $2,160 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components,...

  • $1,823 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation...

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of prod...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.

  • $2,286 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and ...

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

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

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

Freight and Furniture Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and sto...

  • $1,317 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

General Managers plan, organise, direct, control and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and de...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

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

Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electron...

  • $1,346 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

Human Resource Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.

  • $2,464 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of importing, exporting and wholesaling establishme...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

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

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process pla...

  • $2,414 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and...

  • $1,442 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational st...

  • $2,067 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

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

Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers trim and cut meat from bones, sides and carcasses, and slaughter livestock in abattoirs.

  • $1,202 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.

  • $1,028 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maint...

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat...

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

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

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

Metal Fitters and Machinists fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, ...

  • $2,062 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

  • $3,118 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Models and Sales Demonstrators wear and display clothing and accessories and pose for art and photography, and demonstrate goods at commercial premise...

  • $958 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupati...

  • $1,914 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Other Building and Engineering Technicians includes occupations such as Maintenance Planners, Metallurgical or Materials Technicians, and Mine Deputie...

  • $2,812 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

Other Engineering Professionals includes occupations such as Aeronautical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Engineering Technol...

  • $2,155 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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 Machine Operators includes a range of occupations such as Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters an...

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Other Specialist Managers includes occupations such as Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance...

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood,...

  • $1,312 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Photographic Developers and Printers edit and adjust digital images, develop photographic film, and print photographic images from digital media, nega...

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

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

  • $1,027 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Primary Products Inspectors inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standard...

  • $1,644 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and p...

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

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

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and...

  • $1,314 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations inclu...

  • $2,258 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock a...

  • $1,251 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Research and Development Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

  • $3,042 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Sales Assistants (General) sell goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in retail a...

  • $961 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Sales Representatives represent companies to sell their goods and business services to wholesale and retail establishments.

  • $1,419 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in...

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and p...

  • $1,541 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the supply, storage and distribution of goods, products a...

  • $2,519 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Technical Sales Representatives represent companies in selling a range of industrial, medical and pharmaceutical goods and services to industrial, bus...

  • $1,606 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

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

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factori...

  • $1,013 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers make and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances for ma...

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

Train and Tram Drivers drive trains and trams to transport passengers and freight on rail networks.

  • $2,304 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Transport and Despatch Clerks verify and maintain records of incoming and outgoing goods, prepare goods for despatch, arrange clearance and collection...

  • $1,356 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Truck Drivers drive heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids.

  • $1,509 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

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

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

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace...

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

  • $1,406 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals create visual two- and three-dimensional concepts and forms through painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modell...

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish f...

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