Sheet Metal Workers mark out, cut, shape and join sheet metal using hand and power tools, or assemble and install sheet metal products such as those used in fitting out large commercial buildings with ducted temperature control systems.

An apprenticeship in Sheet Metal will set you up for a career in the Engineering Fabrication trade. There are typically two streams of specialisation for Sheet Metal apprentices to consider: First Class, who can go on to qualify as sheet metal pattern makers; and Second Class, who specialise in the operation of certain sheet metal working machinery.

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 Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sunrise
Read and interpret detailed drawings and specifications to determine job, materials and equipment requirements
Midday
Work with a variety of materials including steel, aluminium, copper and more
Night
Mark out stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
Join parts by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing or soldering and drill mounting holes
Shape and form cut material into products by operating sheet metal shaping, forming, cutting and joining machines
Specialise in heating or cooling ducts, ventilation shafts, furnace designs and metal partitions
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Skill Requirements for success in Sheet Metal Apprenticeships

  • Physical strength
  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Spatial awareness

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Sheet Metal)
  • Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication - Sheet Metal)
  • Traineeship Opportunities available: Certificate II in Engineering – Production Technology (Sheet Metal)

Available Apprenticeships

Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Seven Hills, NSW | JOB ID 4932

Develop your long-term career in engineering through this Mechanical Fitter apprenticeship

Boilermaking Apprenticeship

Mount Thorley, NSW | JOB ID 4962

Seeking the Hunter Valley's best and brightest for a highly-sought after opportunity to complete your Boilermaker Apprenticeship with Bradken!

Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship - 2nd or 3rd Year

Richlands, QLD | JOB ID 4977

Continue your apprenticeship working with a national company specialising in hydraulics.

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