Advanced Engineering Tradesperson Courses

What does an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson do?

An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson works on more complex engineering projects such as large-scale construction work or specialist equipment or machinery. You might develop parts or perform maintenance and repairs. An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson uses a range of tools and equipment and might specialise in the use of computer-controlled machinery. Your role might require you to lead a team of workers or supervise junior colleagues.

To be an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson you’ll need to be highly skilled at your work and able to use your knowledge in specialist situations. You’ll need to have excellent attention to detail and be able to call on your problem solving abilities in a range of settings. Advanced Engineering Tradespeople need to be good at communicating and be able to liaise with people from a range of backgrounds.


How much does an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson earn?

In Australia, a full time Advanced Engineering Tradesperson generally earns $1,800 per week ($93,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson?

The number of people working in the engineering industry has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 56,100 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson. Advanced Engineering Tradespeople may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson?

If you’re planning to progress your engineering career to work as an Advanced Engineering Tradesperson, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade. This course will explore strategies for applying advanced mathematical techniques and computations and explore quality systems and procedures in the industry.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil engineering and construction, manufacturing engineering, mining and oil and gas. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service ( funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and