Becoming a Fitter (General)
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Becoming a Fitter (General)

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Fits and assembles metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,644
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 9,200

How do I become a Fitter (General) in Victoria?

To work as a Fitter (General) 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

What does a Fitter (General) 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

Specialisations

  • Computer Numeric Control Setter
  • Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
  • Fitter-Machinist
  • Fitter-Mechanic
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
  • Plant Mechanic

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