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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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

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

  • $1,641 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Bakers and Pastrycooks

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

  • $907 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate 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...

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

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

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

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

Cabinetmakers

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

  • $1,000 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

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

  • Unavailable 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...

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

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators

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

  • $2,023 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists

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

  • $1,669 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...

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

Clothing Trades Workers

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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium 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...

  • $1,493 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

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

Electronics Engineers

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

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

Engineering Managers

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

  • $2,355 Weekly Pay
  • 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...

  • $1,122 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers

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

  • $1,354 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Food and Drink Factory Workers

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

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

Food Trades Assistants

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

Forklift Drivers

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

  • $1,000 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Glaziers

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

  • $1,136 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.

  • Unavailable 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...

  • $984 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

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

  • $1,961 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high 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
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Manufacturers

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

  • $1,000 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

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

  • $1,252 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

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

  • $850 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

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

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

Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

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

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

Metal Engineering Process Workers

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

  • $941 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Metal Fitters and Machinists

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

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill 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...

  • $999 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Other Machine Operators

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

  • $1,127 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Other Specialist Managers

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

  • $1,631 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill 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...

  • $1,411 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Packers

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

  • $900 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

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

  • $1,036 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

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

  • $857 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

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

  • $1,069 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Precision Metal Trades Workers

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

  • $1,015 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Printers

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

  • $900 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Printing Assistants and Table Workers

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

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower 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...

  • $965 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Product Quality Controllers

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

  • $1,149 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Production Managers

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

  • $1,634 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

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

  • $1,150 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sales Representatives

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

  • $1,200 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Sewing Machinists

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

  • $749 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.

  • $1,118 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Signwriters

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

  • $1,015 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Storepersons

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

  • $927 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

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

  • $1,106 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

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

  • $1,650 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill Level

Technical Sales Representatives

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

  • $1,426 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Very high 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 ...

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill Skill Level

Timber and Wood Process Workers

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

  • $900 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Entry level Skill Level

Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers

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

  • $1,324 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Upholsterers

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

  • $927 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

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

  • $1,030 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level

Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers

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...

  • $946 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Medium skill Skill Level
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