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Boat builders have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93.6%) and employment has grown strongly over the past 5 years. Boat Building is also on Australia’s Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List.
A shipwright and boat builder are very similar. Boat builders construct, repair and sometimes design boats and their interiors. This can include furnishings, engines, electrics and plumbing. A shipwright builds and repairs boats and ships of all sizes, from handmade...
Aside from a boat builder, you may also be referred to as shipwright or marine craft constructor
These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work...
It takes 24 months to complete the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
Boat building, or marine craft construction courses, cost $9,300 per year
To be a qualified boat builder in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction
As per Job Outlook, a qualified boat builder earns $1,602 a week, on average
International students can’t do a boat building apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified boat builder. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students
International students can study boat building on the Gold Coast, Queensland
A boat builder: Studies plans and specifications and prepares templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections. Marks reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways. Checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus. Assembles shells of...