3222 Sheetmetal Workers

Sheetmetal Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components. Second Class Sheetmetal Workers are excluded from this unit group.

Second Class Sheetmetal Workers are included in Unit Group 7123 Engineering Production Workers.

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)

    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.

    Tasks Include:

    • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
    • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
    • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
    • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, computerised laser and plasma cutters, guillotines and drills
    • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
    • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
    • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
    • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
    • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
    • may produce aircraft sheetmetal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
    • may specialise in decorative copperwork


    • 322211 Sheetmetal Worker

    322211 Sheetmetal Worker

    Alternative Title:

    • Sheetmetal Fabricator

    Marks out, shapes, forms and joins sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

    Skill Level: 3