Fitter and Turners manufacture, fit and assemble parts and components for a variety of machinery, working with a range of materials including plastics and metals.

There are a number of specialisation opportunities available to you through completing a Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship. Depending on your host employer you might find yourself equipped to work as a Diesel Fitter Mechanic, Fitter Machinist, Maintenance Fitter, Services Fitter, Fitter Welder, Sewing Machine Mechanic or Bench Fitter.

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 Fitter and Turner

Sunrise
Mark the shape and dimensions of a part to be machined by studying blueprints and using measuring instruments
Midday
Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
Night
Assemble and fit machined parts using drill holes and tap threads if necessary for bolting parts together
Erect machinery and equipment on site
Check joints and operation of moving parts; making final adjustments for a perfect fit
Clean and lubricate assembled articles
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Skill Requirements for success in Fitter and Turner Apprenticeships

  • Normal colour vision
  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitter and Turner)
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Machining)

Available Apprenticeships

Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship

Sunshine West, VIC | JOB ID 4816

Turn your passion into a life-long career by undertaking this entry-level opportunity. Learn from industry professionals to become trade-qualified.

School-based Engineering Traineeship

Cardiff, NSW | JOB ID 4833

Fantastic school-based opportunity to kick-start your engineering career. Gain both work experience and a nationally recognised qualification as part of this Traineeship.

Boilermaker Apprenticeship

Ingleburn, NSW | JOB ID 4920

Develop your long-term career in Metal and Engineering through this Boilermaking Apprenticeship opportunity

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