Hydraulic Fitter Courses

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What does a Hydraulic Fitter do?

A Hydraulic Fitter produces and fits parts for hydraulic equipment. You’ll use machinery to fabricate metal parts and ensure they meet the exact specifications of technical drawings. Hydraulic Fitters also place new parts into equipment and ensure the machinery is working effectively. You might create parts for a range of mobile or fixed hydraulic equipment.

Hydraulic Fitters may work in a range of industries from mining and construction to agriculture and industrial factories. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and have excellent attention to detail. It’s important that you can follow directions and work as part of a larger team.

Hydraulic Fitter Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Hydraulic Fitter.

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How much does a Hydraulic Fitter earn?

In Australia, a full time Hydraulic Fitter generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 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 a Hydraulic Fitter?

This industry has seen a slight decrease in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 62,000 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Hydraulic Fitter. Hydraulic Fitters may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Hydraulic Fitter?

If you’re interested in a career as a Hydraulic Fitter, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Engineering. You could also specialise your skills with a Certificate IV in Engineering (Fluid Power), a Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance) or a Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation). You may also decide to further your skills with a Diploma of Engineering – Technical.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within 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 (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.