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Study Boat Building

If you like working with your hands and want to become qualified in an industry that will allow you to work all over the world boat building could be the best choice for you. Australia is recognised for providing highly skilled and technologically sound boat builders. The Cert III in Marine Craft Construction course will provide students with the required skills to work in the boat building and repair industry in Australia and around the world.

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction prepares students to perform a wide range of tasks in the boat building industry. You will be trained in numerous fields in the boat building industry such as – studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections, assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship, installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment.


Boat Builder and Repairer is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)


Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

Jan and July


Gold Coast


$9000 per year

The Course Details –

Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

Graduate Outcome

Graduates will be qualified trades person in the marine craft industry. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of boat building industry including:

  • Fitting out internal and external components of marine craft.
  • Repairing wooden, fiberglass and composite vessels.
  • Installing engine drive systems.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Using power and hand tools

Job Forecast & Career Information

  • Full time boat builders earn an average of $1196.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a Boat Builder in Australia are 47.3 per week.
  • Most boat builders work for large companies.
  • Boat builders have a very high proportion of full time jobs (93.6%).
  • Employment for this occupation fell in the past five years and fell slightly in the long-term.

Common Course Requirements: 

  • Must have graduated year 10 in home country.
  • Must have a minimum English level of IELTS 5.5
  • This course includes 360 hours of vocational placement.

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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