One of the modern world’s most diverse professions, a career pathway through a boilermaker apprenticeship will see you tackling a range of hands-on metal repair, fabrication and production work. As a boilermaker's apprentice, you will need the focus and attention to detail to work with metals and produce high quality ships, tanks, boilers, pipelines and other pressurised systems.
MIGAS works to support businesses throughout Australia by connecting leading employers with skilled people who are looking to take on a boilermaker apprenticeship. We focus on working with employers who have the capacity to help you build your career and provide the training you need to succeed along your chosen mechanical engineering apprenticeship pathway.
Undertaking a Boilermaker Apprenticeship in Australia
Boilermaking is a specialist trade occupation that focuses on fabricating and welding a range of metal products. Boilermaker apprentices work in a variety of environments, depending on the specialisation you choose and the industry your host employer operates in. If you’re interested in becoming a boilermaker’s apprentice, MIGAS can connect you with leading employers from across Australia. A career pathway through a boilermaker apprenticeship can lead to two common specialisations:
- Boilermaker welder. With advanced skills in a range of metals, industries and welding technologies (including TIG and MIG welding), boilermaker welders focus on welding, assembling, repairing and fabricating metal products.
- Boilermaker marker-off. The types of fabrication handled by boilermakers’ apprentices require high levels of precision. A boilermaker marker-off specialises in marking and laying out work to ensure all folding, bending, drilling and welding is carried out accurately and to a high standard.
An apprenticeship with our employment partners can give you the opportunity to work with some exciting metals, products, tools and machines in a range of industrial, marine, mining and manufacturing capacities. As a highly skilled professional, boilermakers are frequently in demand across Australia, and it’s a career pathway that can present opportunities in many high-performing sectors.
Boilermaker Apprenticeships at a Glance
Working as a boilermaker welder or boilermaker marker-off begins with pursuing an apprenticeship. Boilermaker apprenticeships in Australia typically require 4 years of study and on-the-job training. Your host employer will teach you to work with a range of welding technologies and metals, and the skills you learn can be used to complete Vocational Certificates and work towards your boilermaker specialisation. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our employment partners, and organise your enrolment with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to complete your certification as part of your boilermaker apprenticeship.
Boilermaker apprentices may be able to claim certain support and incentives from the Government. Contact MIGAS to discuss the opportunities we have available or to find out if you’re eligible for government assistance.