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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 7212 EARTHMOVING PLANT OPERATORS


    EARTHMOVING PLANT OPERATORS operate plant to excavate earth, ore and rock, break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions, move and load earth, rock and debris, and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • preparing and positioning plant for operation
    • selecting, fitting and removing attachments such as buckets, winches, loading scoops, shovel blades and rock breaking hammers
    • operating controls to excavate, break, drill, level, compact, gouge out, move, load and spread earth, rock, rubble, soil and other materials
    • monitoring operation of plant and adjusting controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensuring safety of other workers
    • raising, lowering and manipulating attachments using manual and hydraulic controls
    • working from drawings, markers and verbal instructions
    • servicing, lubricating, cleaning and refuelling plant and performing minor adjustments and repairs

    Occupations:
      721211 Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
      721212 Backhoe Operator
      721213 Bulldozer Operator
      721214 Excavator Operator
      721215 Grader Operator
      721216 Loader Operator

721211 EARTHMOVING PLANT OPERATOR (GENERAL)

    Alternative Title:
      Construction Plant Operator (General)

    Operates a range of earthmoving plant to assist with building roads, rail, water supply, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4


721212 BACKHOE OPERATOR

    Operates a backhoe and attachments to excavate, break, drill, level and compact earth, rock and other material. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4


721213 BULLDOZER OPERATOR

    Operates a bulldozer using blades and other attachments to gouge out, level and move materials in construction, forestry, mining and other projects. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisation:

      Scraper Operator (Earthmoving)

721214 EXCAVATOR OPERATOR

    Operates heavy excavation plant to excavate, move and load earth, rock and rubble. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Hydraulic Rockbreaker Operator
      Trench Digging Machine Operator

721215 GRADER OPERATOR

    Operates a grader to spread and level materials in construction projects. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4


721216 LOADER OPERATOR

    Operates a motorised loader to move and load soil, rock and other material. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Bobcat Operator
      Front-end Loader Operator


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