3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Boat Builders and Shipwrights
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


BOAT BUILDERS AND SHIPWRIGHTS construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

studying plans and specifications, and 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
may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 506.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 506.70