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Metal Machinist (First Class)

Metal Machinist (First Class)
ANZSCO Code: 323214

Metal Machinists set up and operate machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

Occupation description

Metal Machinists set up and operate machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

Their job involves:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings.
  • fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment.
  • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments.
  • setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses.
  • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.
  • diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.

Metal Machinists may also:

  • use NC/CNC machines.
  • perform fitting operations.
  • perform welding operations.

How will I be assessed?

Documentary Evidence Assessment

We will review your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and indicates that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as a Metal Machinist (First Class). 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

Technical Assessment

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical interview with our assessor. The technical interview will be conducted in English with no interpreters allowed.

For more information about the technical interview, see the Stage 2 Assessment Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 

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Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 

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Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 

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Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 

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Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 

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Step 5

FAQs

You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website: http://training.gov.au/Search.

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application