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Cert III in Marine Craft Construction

Boat Building

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.

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

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.

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
  • 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.

Potential Career Outcome:

  • Full time boat builders earn an average of $1602.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a Boat Builder in Australia are 44 per week.
  • Most boat builders work for large companies.
  • Boat builders have a very high proportion of full time jobs (87%).
  • Employment for this occupation grew strongly in the past 5 years and is expected to be stable over the next five years.
Course Details

Price

$5,000 - $10,000, $10,000 - $15,000, $15,000 - $20,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Gold Coast

Intake

Jan and July

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Boat Builder and Repairer (399111) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Boat Builders is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Boat Builder is the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction.

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Boat Builder.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Boat Builder you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a boat builder?

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 boats and erecting hull sections of ship.
  • Erects and prepares launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures.
  • Installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment.
  • Builds and installs structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders.
  • Determines repair requirements and procedures.
  • May make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.
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Where can I study to be a boat builder in Australia?

International students can study boat building on the Gold Coast, Queensland

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Can foreigners do a boat building apprenticeship in Australia?

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

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How much does a boat builder get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified boat builder earns $1,602 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a boat builder?

To be a qualified boat builder in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

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How much is a boat building course?

Boat building, or marine craft construction courses, cost $9,300 per year

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How long does it take to become a qualified boat builder?

It takes 24 months to complete the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

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 in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What is a boat builder called?

Aside from a boat builder, you may also be referred to as shipwright or marine craft constructor

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What is the difference between a boat builder and a shipwright?

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 canoes to large naval vessels. Shipwrights design and build ships according to the specifications of individuals or companies.

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Is a boat builder in demand in Australia?

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.

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How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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