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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2009   
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Contents >> Major Group 8 Labourers


    LABOURERS perform a variety of routine and repetitive physical tasks using hand and power tools, and machines either as an individual or as part of a team assisting more skilled workers such as Trades Workers, and Machinery Operators and Drivers.

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

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or

      AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or

      NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • cleaning commercial, industrial and domestic premises, vehicles and machines
    • spreading, levelling and finishing concrete and bituminous paving materials, and assembling and erecting scaffolding and rigging
    • loading and unloading machines, assembling components, and grading, inspecting and packing products
    • assisting with cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, and with livestock production
    • processing meat and seafood, and assisting with producing and preparing food
    • loading and unloading freight from trucks, trains and ships, and stocking shelves in stores and supermarkets

This section contains the following subsection :
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 81 Cleaners and Laundry Workers
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 82 Construction and Mining Labourers
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 83 Factory Process Workers
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 84 Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 85 Food Preparation Assistants
      SUB-MAJOR GROUP 89 Other Labourers

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