'Boiler Making' is a metal fabrication trade with a long history, often considered the modern day equivalent of the industrial Blacksmith. As a Boilermaker you are tasked with crafting a variety of metals to repair or produce ships, storage tanks, boilers, pipelines and other containers that have to withstand or enclose pressure systems.

As a Boilermaker Apprentice you will find yourself working in a variety of environments depending on your specialisation and your host employer. Boilermakers often have the opportunity to specialise as either a Boilermaker Welder or Boilermaker Marker Off, focusing on specific stages of the metal fabrication process. This allows you the opportunity to work with some exciting metals across a broad cross-section of industrial, mining and manufacturing industries.

This trade requires a four year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job as a Boilermaker

Assemble parts and structures on site during ship building with the aid of cranes and other equipment
Interpret scale-drawn dimensions to full-size in order to complete a job
Make full-size patterns, called templates, to be used when making large numbers of identical shapes in a large workshop
Mark precise guidelines for the cutting, drilling, bending and punching of metal for the installation of major gas pipelines
Maintain, repair and re-build machinery, conveyor belts and/or moulds
Use tools, such as vices, hydraulic presses and rolling machines, or forge metals to shape or bend
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Skill Requirements for success in Boilermaking Apprenticeships

  • Spatial awareness
  • Normal colour vision
  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to Detail


  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaker)

Available Apprenticeships

Fitter Machinist Apprenticeship

Seven Hills, NSW | JOB ID 4336

Exciting opportunity for you to kick start your career as a Fitter/Machinist. We have a great opportunity for a successful person to completed their Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitter Machining).

Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeship

Bayswater, VIC | JOB ID 4209

Entry level opportunity now available for a mechanically minded individual who is looking to secure an apprenticeship.

Boilermaker Apprenticeship

Tomago, NSW | JOB ID 4403

Kick-start your career as a Boilermaker with an industry leader in heavy engineering and construction!

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