BLACKSMITH-ANZSCO :322111

SKILL LEVEL 3

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ANZSCO 322111: BLACKSMITH


Major Group: 3 - Technicians and Trades Workers | Sub-Major Group: 32 - Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers | Minor Group: 322 - Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers | Unit Group: 3221 - Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers

Description: Shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.

Skill Level 3 : Occupations at Skill Level 3 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

  - NZ Register Level 4 qualification
  - AQF Certificate IV or
  - AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Specialisations
  • Hammer Smith
  • Spring Maker
  • Tool Smith
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.

UNIT GROUP 3221: METAL CASTING, FORGING AND FINISHING TRADES WORKERS


Description: Fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.

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

- In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

- In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks
  • selecting metal stock for job requirements
  • heating metal in forges and furnaces and hammering, punching and cutting metal using hand tools and machine presses
  • tempering and hardening finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • preparing electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming, and applying solution to the objects to be coated
  • setting and adjusting controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects
  • preparing horses' hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hooves, and trimming hooves
  • cutting, trimming, shaping and smoothing stock to form mould patterns
  • filling boxes with sand and setting patterns in place, and pouring molten metal into moulds
  • applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds
  • finishing metal and articles by polishing and buffing and applying shellac, lacquer, paint and other finishes

Other occupations in this Unit Group
  1. 322112 - Electroplater
  2. 322113 - Farrier
  3. 322114 - Metal Casting Trades Worker
  4. 322115 - Metal Polisher