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What does a Machinist do?

A Machinist uses specialist machinery to create metal parts for a range of equipment. You’ll use technical drawings or set specifications to set up your machinery and create parts as prescribed. You may also fit them into equipment to make sure they work effectively. Machinists might use a range of techniques from pressing and cutting to drilling, planning and grinding.

Machinists need to have excellent problem solving skills and be able to analyse situations to find the best solution. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and should be highly skilled in your work. Machinists may work in a set location or might have to travel to other places where machinery is located. It’s important you can follow directions and work as part of a team.

Machinist Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Machinist.

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How much does a Machinist earn?

In Australia, a full time Machinist 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 Machinist?

The number of people working as a Machinist has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 118,200 in this role in Australia compared to 120,900 five years ago. Machinists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Machinist?

To become a Machinist, consider the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade. This course will give you the basic skills to get started in a manufacturing or engineering environment. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation) or a Certificate IV in Engineering (Maintenance).

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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.