Physically Demanding

Problem Solving

Attention To Detail

A sheet metal apprentice produces metal sheet products such as ducting, hoods, lightweight structures, tanks and containers using various tools and/or welding and thermal cutting equipment.

You may be expected to

  • Perform engineering measurements and computations
  • Carry out mechanical cutting
  • Assemble fabricated components
  • Interpret technical drawings
  • Repair/replace/modify fabrications
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing/engineering environment


  • Practical and good hand – eye co-ordination
  • Intermediate understanding of mathematics
  • Practical and good hand – eye co-ordination
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work individually and/or in a team

Career Prospect

The skills and knowledge gained during the time completing a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication) will allow you to have the experience for several other job roles within the industry.