Becoming a Boat Builder and Repairer
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Becoming a Boat Builder and Repairer

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Builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $58,127
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 800

How do I become a Boat Builder and Repairer in Victoria?

To work as a Boat Builder and Repairer in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
  • Completed apprenticeship
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Relevant pre-apprenticeship:
  • Certificate II in Boating Services
  • Certificate II in Engineering (Production Technology)

What does a Boat Builder and Repairer do?

  • Studying plans and specifications
  • Preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
  • Marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
  • Checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus
  • Assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
  • Erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
  • Installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
  • Building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • Determining repair requirements and procedures


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