Apprentice Engineer Courses

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What does an Apprentice Engineer do?

An Apprentice Engineer receives training in the creation of parts for machinery or equipment. You’ll assist with the repair and maintenance of various pieces of equipment and produce parts for engineering projects. Apprentice Engineers will learn to use a range of moulds and castings and develop skills with various tools and equipment. You might also use computer-controlled machinery during your work.

To be an Apprentice Engineer you’ll need to be able to follow instructions and work as part of a larger team. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and have excellent analytical skills. Apprentice Engineers should have strong attention to detail and be able to work on several projects at once. You’ll need to be flexible and be able to adapt your skills to a range of settings.

Apprentice Engineer Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become an Apprentice Engineer.

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How much does an Apprentice Engineer earn?

In Australia, a full time Apprentice Engineer generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Apprentice Engineer?

This industry has seen strong employment growth over the last five years. There are currently 56,100 people working in this field in Australia and many of them are employed as an Apprentice Engineer. Apprentice Engineers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Apprentice Engineer?

If you’d like to get started as an Apprentice Engineer, consider enrolling in a Certificate I in Engineering. You could also consider a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, a Certificate III in Engineering Studies, a Certificate II in Sustainable Energy (Career Start) or a Certificate III in Engineering – Technical.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within civil engineering and construction, manufacturing engineering, metalworking, mining, oil and gas and renewable energy. 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 (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.