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:

$1,204

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:

40.3

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 92.5%

Proportion of female workers 7.5%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 14.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 64.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 20.5%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 22.4%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 72.3%

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




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