Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ) – ANZSCO 322313

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Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles



  • Special Class Welder

Skills Assessment Authority



No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers


cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.


  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
  • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

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