Patternmakers, Foundrymen, Moulders and Core-makers are a few of the specialisation outcomes of the casting and moulding fabrication trade. These professionals work with a number of materials to create moulds or casts for manufacturing anything from wheels to bulldozer blades, as will you during your Casting and Moulding Apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship in Casting and Moulding will set you up for a career in the Engineering Fabrication trade. Moulders and Casters are often employed within the mining, quarry and forestry industries making moulds for the structural frames of large machines and equipment. Beyond your moulding apprenticeship there are opportunities to proceed into a number of positions including (but not limited to) supervisor, foreperson, foundry engineer, and foundry technician metallurgist.

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 in Casting and Moulding

Sunrise
Liaise with patternmakers and metallurgists with regard to casting designs
Midday
Perform specific engineering measurements and computing tasks
Night
Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding
Prepare moulding boxes according to pattern requirements to create sand moulded castings
Use a range of tools, machinery and ‘hand-made’ process to create moulds and casts
Carry out sweep moulding by rotating patterns to scrape moulds to a circular shape
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Skill Requirements for success in Casting and Moulding Apprenticeships

  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Spatial awareness
  • Comfortable in extreme temperatures

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Casting and Moulding)

Available Apprenticeships

Composite Technician Apprenticeship

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Do you have a creative mind and enjoy problem solving? A Composite Technician Apprenticeship working in Plastics Injection Moulding could be for you

1st Year Fitter Machinist Apprenticeship

Kings Park, NSW | JOB ID 5693

If you have a natural eye for detail and are good with your hands, becoming a Fitter Machinist Apprentice could be for you

Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Belrose, NSW | JOB ID 5666

If you want to kick start your career as an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter then this role in Belrose, NE Sydney, will be ideal