Fitter-Welder

Fits, assembles and welds metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $77,550
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 300

How do I become a Fitter-Welder in Victoria?

To work as a Fitter-Welder in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Completed apprenticeship
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Engineering
  • Complete Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Fluid Power course

What does a Fitter-Welder do?

  • Studying drawings and specifications
  • Determining 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, and setting controls for textile machines
  • Forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
  • Diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
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Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Fluid Power
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