Sheetmetal Trades Worker (322211)

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • Australia
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Trades

Job Description


SHEETMETAL TRADES WORKERS mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include: 

      • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
      • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
      • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
      • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
      • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
      • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
      • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
      • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
      • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
      • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
      • may specialise in decorative copperwork


Marks out, shapes, forms and joins sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Skill Level: 3 


Metal Spinner
Sheetmetal Patternmaker


A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of one of the strands of the New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) AND a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience