Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding

Building your career in manufacturing, fabrication and welding

Are you looking to combine your technical, problem solving mind with engineering and practical work? Do you have an eye for detail and a desire to working independently or as part of a team? The Manufacturing, fabrication and welding industry offers a variety of career options that allow you to work in a range of practical circumstances. The manufacturing industry represents the fifth largest share of employment in NSW and the prospect for employment in any of these fields is strong on the NSW North Coast.

At North Coast TAFE we offer a variety of practical learning venues and spaces with highly trained teachers and high-tech equipment.

Top 4 careers under Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding

  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • CAD Draftsperson
  • Welder (First Class)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker

 

What kind of students pursue this career?

  • Safety-concious
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Love of electronics, gadgets and machines
  • Love manual work
  • Alert and observant
  • Like precision and detailed work


Fuse your skills and passion in manufacturing, fabrication and welding

If you’re after a practical and physical role then explore the categories below to find your area of interest. We offer a range of qualifications and courses to suit the novice tradesperson through to the experienced worker.

Manufacturing

Possible career outcomes:

  • CAD Draftsperson
  • Manufacturing Assembly Worker

Manufacturing  

Mechanical Engineering

Possible career outcomes:

  • Building and Engineering Technician
  • Fabrication Engineering Trades Worker
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker
  • Metal Engineering Process Work
  • Product Assembler
  • Specialist Factory Process Worker

Mechanical Engineering  

Metal Fabrication and Welding

Possible career outcomes:

  • Blacksmith
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitter-Welder
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Trades Worker
  • Metal Engineering Process Work
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Specialist Labourer
  • Specialist Metal Fitter or Machinist
  • Toolmaker
  • Vehicle Body Builder
  • Welder (First Class)

Metal Fabrication and Welding  

"At the end of the course I hope to get a leg up in the industry, gain an apprenticeship, and hopefully go from there. "

Braedon, Kempsey Campus

Pick a category & get started on a career in the manufacturing, fabrication and welding industry