PRECISION METAL TRADES WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 3233

General Description

PRECISION METAL TRADES WORKERS fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF 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.

 

Task Information

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)323311 ENGRAVER
Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

(2)323312 GUNSMITH
Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms. Registration or licensing is required.

(3)323313 LOCKSMITH
Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Specialisation: Safemaker

(4)323314 PRECISION INSTRUMENT MAKER AND REPAIRER
Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Specialisations: Camera Repairer、Scalemaker、Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer

(5)323315 SAW DOCTOR
Repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.

Specialisation: Saw Sharpener

(6)323316 WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER AND REPAIRER
Makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks.

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