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Metal Machinist (First Class) Career Information

Occupation statistics

There are 118,500 metal fitters and machinists in Australia1

There are 19,079 metal fitters and machinists in Victoria2

Average gross weekly earnings AU$15002

Average weekly hours 43.82

View the Job Outlook website for career and labour market research information about this occupation.

A metal machinist working on some machinery 

Licensing and registration

There are no licensing or registration requirements for metal machinists in Victoria.


Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information for metal machinists in Victoria.


Finding a job

Metal fitters and machinists in Australia are mainly employed in the Manufacturing, Mining, Other Services, and Wholesale Trade industries.2

Job seeker websites

Two popular websites for advertising job vacancies include Seek and CareerOne.

The following websites may be particularly useful for metal machinists looking for work in Victoria:

To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in metal machinists, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.

Tip

We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.


Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants



Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.


1 Department of Employment's Job Outlook, Metal Fitters and Machinists, Prospects. Retrieved 15 November 2013.

2 Department of Employment's Job Outlook, Metal Fitters and Machinists, Statistics. Retrieved 15 November 2013. Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.