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Manufacturing and engineering

Manufacturing and engineering

Do you love to work with your hands? Enjoy finding practical solutions to problems? Then you’re a perfect fit for a career in manufacturing and engineering. You’ll join an industry that will challenge you every day, whether you’re designing, installing, repairing or manufacturing products. From working in mechanical engineering to air-conditioning to electrical services, you’ll be part of the industry that keeps Australian businesses strong.

Your career could lead you to work with 3D printers, motor vehicles, medical equipment, aircraft or in factories. From being a fitter and turner in a plant, to a locksmith out in the field, you're essential to creating innovative and advanced solutions. Which is why there's plenty of opportunity for you around the country, with currently over 900,000 people employed in manufacturing alone.

You'll get your hands on all kinds of products and work with the latest technology. It's a diverse, and can be financially rewarding, path where you make things happen and keep the world running smoothly.

On average electricians earn $1365 a week, mechanical engineers $1921, instrument fitters $1026, manufacturers $1283 and air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics $1171*.


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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Greg Riach

Sydney TAFE
Andrew Gill
Fitting and Machining

Andrew Gill

Hunter TAFE

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