Metal and Engineering

“Boilermaker allows you to perform more exotic welding of aluminium, stainless steel and even titanium. The things you can make in the metal and engineering trade will blow my mind.”
Brendan Eccleston, Boilermaker Apprentice

Metal and Engineering Skill Requirements

  • Analytical thinker
  • Normal colour vision
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail

Metal and Engineering Career Outcomes

  • A variety of specialisations fall under the Metal and Engineering apprenticeships category and open up a wide array of career opportunities.
  • Fabrication engineering tradespeople cut, shape, join and finish metal to make maintain or repair metal products and structures. They may produce moulds or patterns for metal castings, apply coatings and work with a variety of materials. This highly practical skill set is required by employers across the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
  • Mechanical engineering tradespeople carry out a range of mechanical work on machines, subassemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines. Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors as well as Engineering Tradesperson – Mechanical roles in other industries.
  • Employment as an electrical engineering tradesperson can be found in the manufacturing sector and includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all electrical and electronic device systems, equipment and controls. Training in this specialisation develops skills in electrical wiring, motors, generators, and other electronic controls, instruments, refrigeration, telecommunications, radio and television, communication and information processing.

Training Snapshot

  • 4 year apprenticeship
  • Completion of Vocational qualification at Certificate level
  • Specialisations available across Fabrication, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Trade support loans and government incentives available for eligible applicants


If you have what it takes to be a Metal and Engineering Apprentice, take a look at our Jobs Board for current vacancies we have in this trade area. If you can't find what you're looking for right now, register your details with us to receive an email alert when we have a match.

Want to talk to someone about an apprenticeship in the Metal and Engineering trade? Phone MIGAS on 1300 464 427.

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