How to Become a Fitter

If you’re looking for a career that offers stability, good pay and career growth opportunities then becoming a fitter could be the perfect option for you. This article will explain, what a fitter does, how to become one and the different career paths that are available. 

What does a fitter do? 

Fitters are responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing machinery and equipment in industrial, commercial and residential settings. It’s essential work that requires skill and experience, although with the right qualifications anyone can excel in this career. 

In the role, a fitter will have to operate machinery, interpret technical drawings and diagrams, use hand tools, perform routine maintenance checks and troubleshoot problems.

How to become a Fitter

The first step on this career path is to earn your Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (MEM30219). This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform your role requirements.  

This certificate from Major Training is earnt during a 4-year apprenticeship. This apprenticeship will allow students to work in the field, getting hands-on experience whilst earning a nationally recognised qualification. 

The skills covered in this qualification include:

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Career opportunities with this qualification 

This qualification can open entry-level & experienced job opportunities such as:

  • Metal Fitter
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fluid Power Mechanic 
  • Mechanic/Motor Mechanic
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)
  • Metal Machinist (First Class) – Engineering, 
  • Plant Mechanic
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Toolmaker

Becoming a fitter is a rewarding career path that offers plenty of opportunities for growth within the industry. This line of work requires candidates who possess strong problem solving skills and a can-do attitude. Major Training takes applications all year round for the Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (MEM30219). To learn more about this course, please call Major on 1300 790 822. 

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