1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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CHEMISTS study the chemical and physical properties of substances and develop and monitor chemical processes and production.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances or processed materials
  • developing procedures, instruments, recording and testing systems to be used in experiments
  • analysing or conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes, and testing the reliability of these under a variety of conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings
  • developing and monitoring quality control procedures for the manufacture of products in plants or factories


This section contains the following subsection :
              2111-11 Chemist

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