Engineering & Metal Trades

Engineering & Metal Trades

Engineering & Metal Trades

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Engineering & Metal Trades

Economic insights and skills outlook data shows that the metals and engineering industry is the second largest employer in Australia, with a workforce of over a million people, and still growing. This is a field with a diverse range of job opportunities, including the development, design, manufacture, assembly, installation, operation and maintenance of all types of mechanical components, motor vehicles, aircraft, and power plants.

The industry has changed dramatically in the last decade, with advancements in computer-aided technology and 3D printing. Our teachers maintain strong partnerships with industry to ensure you're gaining the skills you need for the job you want.

Employment for Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers has risen strongly in the past five years and is expected to remain steady over the next five years. Over 35,000 people are employed in this large occupation, and 93.3% are in full time work. Average weekly earnings are high and unemployment is low.