First Class Machinist Apprenticeship

A Machinist sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications. At WesTrac this would include machining, assembly and manufacturing CNC, precision grinding, horizontal boring and precision measurement, installation and modification of machinery testing and fault finding of machinery.

School requirements

  • School Leaver - OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8
  • Non-School Leaver - C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent
  • AQF - Certificate I or Certificate II


MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)


MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (First Class Machinist)

Career Paths at WesTrac

A First Class Machinist apprenticeship with WesTrac opens the doors to several career paths within the business, these include:

  • Leading Hand
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • FIFO or Workshop locations
  • Sales
  • Planning
  • Technology career paths
  • Opportunities to become dual trade 

Apprenticeship Program


The WesTrac Apprenticeship Program intake for 2022 is closed. Please stay tuned to our social media channels to hear about the next intake.

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