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Trade Description:

A boilermaker assembles, installs and fits tanks, boilers and other storage equipment. They are involved with all aspects of tank and vessel construction and are trained to read and interpret blueprints, layout and cut steel plate, roll and cut sheet steel, assemble and install nozzles, rings, fines and trays to finished units, weld using oxyacetylene and electric arc equipment, construct steam drums, refractories, air ducts, fans and other equipment for boiler units, dismantle rigging and hoisting equipment.

Trade Regulation Sample Exams
National Occupational Analysis

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By

* 2018 Technical Training Effective SY 2018-2019 (For Incoming Level 1 Apprentices).
** 2016 Technical Training Effective until SY 2019-2020 (For Active Apprentices Only).


Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
6 9,600 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form