Become a trade-qualified sheet metal worker and collaborate with like-minded peers who love the challenge of working with metal as much as you do. Develop practical skills in fabrication as you create items like toolboxes, filing cabinets, extraction systems and commercial kitchen benches.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Interpret technical drawings
Complete structural welding to standards
Use basic power tools and hand tools
Perform welding and thermal cutting
Work within safe work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in working to industry standards and codes in structural development and construction
The ability to design and fabricate items like tool boxes, pizza ovens and stainless steel sinks and bowls
Be comfortable with using industry-current equipment and workshops with a network of industry professionals and peers
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Skills and knowledge to start your own business
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
The ability to work in different environments, including on and off-site, outdoors, indoors, confined spaces and high-temperature environments
Intermediate-level fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
An interest in mechanical principles and concepts
An enthusiasm for practical skills in mechanical trades, fitting and machining
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.
Other jobs include: Sheetmetal worker, Boilermaker and Welder
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Sheetmetal working) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 Weighting points, including 33 core and 63 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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