1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9912-11 Earthmoving Labourer

Performs tasks in excavating earth, clearing and levelling sites, and digging irrigation channels.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • removes scrub, timber, rocks and other foreign material to clear sites
  • drives stakes into ground to indicate location of construction sites
  • digs holes
  • spreads and levels soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • trims sides and squares corners not reached by excavating machines
  • shovels excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows or trucks for removal
  • gives directions to truck drivers dumping loads
  • rolls, lifts or manually guides culvert sections into position
  • saturates loose fill with water to settle and compact fill

Grave Digger

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