Sheet Metal Trades Worker

ANZSCO Code: 322211

Sheet Metal Trades Workers measure, shape, form, and connect sheet metal and other materials to create products and components.

Occupation description

Sheet Metal Trades Workers mark, shape, form, and connect sheet metal and other materials to produce products and components.

Their duties include:

  • Reviewing blueprints, drawings, and specifications to determine job, material, and equipment needs.
  • Choosing metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanized iron, mild steel, aluminum, and copper, and ensuring sizes and dimensions match specifications.
  • Marking metal stock with reference points and lines using templates, gauges, and 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.
  • Assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing, and other joining methods.
  • Finishing assembled products by polishing, filing, sanding, and cleaning.

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    How will I be assessed?

    Sheet Metal Trades Worker

    Stage 1

    Documentary Evidence Assessment

    We’ll examine your documentary evidence to ensure it meets the employment and training requirements and shows that you possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker.

    To understand the requirements for employment, training, and documents, please refer to the following:

    • Download the Evidence guide to know what evidence is necessary for your application.
    • If you’re in pathway 1, find information on assessment specific to your occupation.
    • Provide a video guide and an observation report.
    • For details about employment experience requirements in Pathway 1, refer to the Pathway 1 Employment Experience Guidelines.
    • If you’re applying for a Pathway 2 assessment, read the Pathway 2 Candidate Guide.

    Stage 2

    Technical Assessment

    If you successfully complete Stage 1, you’ll undergo a technical assessment. To prepare for this assessment, you’ll need the following skills and knowledge:

    • The relevant qualification for this occupation is the MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade.
    • To earn this qualification, you must demonstrate your skills and knowledge in the units of competency listed in the table below. Each unit outlines specific knowledge and skills required in Australian workplaces.
    • You must achieve a total of 29 units of competency, including 12 core units and 17 elective units.

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    Core Units

    Safety, communication and quality in engineering


    Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering


    Organise and communicate information*


    Plan work activities*


    Undertake manual handling*


    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    Interact with computing technology*


    Assist in the provision of on-the-job training*


    Perform computations*


    Perform engineering measurements*

    Engineering tools


    Use hand tools*


    Use power tools/hand held operations*


    Interpret technical drawing*

    Elective Units


    Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials*

    Welding safety and processes


    Select welding processes*


    Apply safe welding practices*

    Heating and cutting


    Carry out mechanical cutting*


    Perform manual heating and thermal cutting*

    Operating machines


    Operate and monitor machine and process*


    Operate computer controlled machines and processes*


    Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes*


    Perform geometric development*

    Welding I


    Perform routine manual metal arc welding*


    Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding*


    Perform routine gas metal arc welding*

    Welding II (choose one unit)


    Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process*


    Weld using manual metal arc welding process*


    Weld using gas metal arc welding process*

    Fabricate components


    Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques*


    Assemble fabricated components*


    Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components*


    Manually finish/polish materials*

    You need to show competence in all core and elective units of competency, along with their prerequisite units.
    Note: indicates that a unit requires prerequisite(s).

    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. 

    Step 1

    Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment.

    Step 2

    Understand the Assessment Process

    Step 3

    Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

    Apply now.

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