SUB-MAJOR GROUP 31
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND RELATED ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND RELATED ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS perform laboratory tests and other technical support functions to assist professionals engaged in research, design, production, diagnosis and treatment in all areas of the natural sciences; and assist engineers and building professionals in research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment.
Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Science, Engineering and Related Associate Professionals typically include performing medical diagnostic and scientific tests, experiments and computations and collating and analysing the results; developing, operating and maintaining instruments and equipment used in clinical diagnosis and experimental research; preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts; installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment; and estimating materials costs and quantities.
Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups: