How to become a Engraver

Engravers cut letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Personal requirements of a Engraver

  • enjoy artistic and creative work
  • able to do accurate and detailed work
  • good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • good at spelling.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.4%

NSW 25.5%

NT 1.2%

QLD 19.1%

SA 4.7%

TAS 3%

VIC 21%

WA 22.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 92.5%

Female 7.5%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 14.8%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 64.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 20.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 22.4%

Above 35 years: 72.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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