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Apprentice - Fitter & Machinist

Apply now Job no: 498257
Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Laboratory Technician

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting
  • FREE Onsite GYM, pool and Indoor Sports Centre
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities
  • Location: Canberra, Australia


Fitter and Machinist (3 or 4 year Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity exists at UNSW Canberra for a 1st or 2nd year Fitter and Machinist apprentice. The apprenticeship is for 3 or 4 years (fixed term) (depending on being a 1st or 2nd year apprentice) and the successful applicant will undertake a structured training program on-the-job and at TAFE (Wagga Wagga). This apprenticeship offers the opportunity to work in a modern workshop equipped for general precision and computerised (CNC) machining, grinding, sheet metal working, general fabrication and specialised welding facilities.

The program will consist of on the job training at UNSW Canberra and classroom education delivered by TAFE, Wagga Wagga. The successful applicant will be required to travel to Wagga Wagga each month to attend a 3-4 day teaching block. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, at commencement of employment, and must have a minimum of a Year 10 Certificate (or equivalent) to meet TAFE entry standards for apprentice tradesperson course (Fitting and Machining), with passes in Mathematics, Science, English and Industrial Arts.  Applicants require a demonstrated aptitude and interest in mechanical technology, metalwork or woodwork, a capacity to fulfil on-the-job training, be able to work as part of a team and be able to accept close supervision and instruction.

Download File Apprentice - Fitter & Machinist (498257) - Position Description.pdf

In your application you should systematically address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description. In order to view the position description - please ensure that you allow pop-ups for the Jobs@UNSW Portal.

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Interviews will be in early December 2019 with the view to start date in late January to early February 2020.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra



Phillip Donohue


M: 0408 685 856


Eugene Aves, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (+61 2) 9385 3475


Applications close: 11:30 pm (AEST), Sunday 24th November 2019

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            UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

       Any questions about the application process - please contact Eugene Aves or email

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