Toolmaker ANZSCO Code: 323412

ANZSCO Code 323412

A toolmaker is a specialist in creating tools, usually using industrial machinery. There are several advantages to being a toolmaker, including competitive pay and chances to influence advancements in manufacturing and construction. A job as a toolmaker could be ideal for you if you have experience in engineering, manufacturing, or building.

In order to maintain precise tolerances for machine tools and other manufacturing gear, toolmakers create and fix tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and other precision parts and equipment.

Occupation description

In order to maintain precise tolerances for machine tools and other manufacturing gear, toolmakers create and fix tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and other precision parts and equipment.

Their job involves:

  • Examining specifications and drawings to ascertain the size and tolerances of the manufactured goods.
  • Using different gauges, mark out and measure metal castings and stock.
  • Machine tools cut, shape, and form metal and other materials.
  • Utilize precision measurement equipment to verify that manufactured goods are accurate and have tight tolerances.
  • Testing and making changes to products that are made.
  • Identifying and fixing issues with equipment and tools and carrying out routine maintenance.

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    How will I be assessed?

    Toolmaker ANZSCO Code: 323412

    Stage 1:

    Documentary Evidence Assessment

    We will examine your documentation to ensure it satisfies the training and employment standards and proves you have the required expertise, experience, and knowledge to work as a Toolmaker. 

    Below is information regarding the documentation, training, and employment requirements:

    • Download the Evidence guide to find out what evidence you should provide with your application.
    • Please refer to the Pathway 1 Employment Experience Guidelines for details regarding the employment experience criteria for a Pathway 1 application.
    • Please read the Pathway 2 Candidate Guide if you apply for a Pathway 2 examination.

    Stage 2:

    Technical Interview

    If you make it through Stage 1, you will have a technical interview with our assessor. The assessor will question you regarding applying the knowledge needed to work in your trade in Australia. 

    Read the Technical Assessment Guide to learn more about the technical interview.

    What skills and knowledge do I need?

    This job requires the MEM31519 Certificate III in Engineering – Toolmaking Trade as a prerequisite. To receive this certification, you must prove your abilities in the following competency units. Each competency unit defines a subset of the knowledge and skills needed in Australian businesses. 

    You must achieve 33 units of competency:

    • 24 core units
    • 9 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*

    Calculations and Data


    Perform computations*


    Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment*

    Engineering Measurements


    Perform engineering measurements*


    Perform precision mechanical measurement*

    Engineering Tools


    Use hand tools*


    Use power tools/hand held operations*


    Use tools for precision work*

    Technical Skills: Interpretation of Engineering Specifications


    Interpret technical drawing*


    Mark off/out (general engineering)*

    Technical Skills: Work with Engineering Components


    Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components*


    Perform precision fitting of engineering components*


    Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing*

    Machining Components


    Perform general machining*


    Perform lathe operations*


    Perform milling operations*


    Perform grinding operations*


    Maintain tools and dies*

    Elective Units


    Manufacture cavity dies* or 


    Manufacture press tools and gauges*


    Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials*

    Mechanical Heating and Cutting


    Carry out mechanical cutting*


    Perform manual heating and thermal cutting*


    Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding*


    Perform routine manual metal arc welding*

    Machining Computer Processes


    Set computer controlled machines and processes*


    Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes*


    Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities*

    You have to show that you are proficient in all of the required units and core and elective competency units (you can pick between MEM18097 and MEM18014 units).

    NOTE: indicates that a unit requires a prerequisite/s

    How to Apply

    If you work as a tradesperson, someone who has experience in your field and is familiar with your qualifications will evaluate your skills and knowledge. As Australia’s top trade assessment organization, VETASSES can evaluate 27 distinct trade occupations.  

    Step 1

    Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment.

    Step 2

    Understand the Assessment Process

    Step 3

    Verify the kind of proof that you could be required to submit.

    Step 4

    Find out how much your trade skills assessment will cost upfront.

    Step 5

    Apply now.

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