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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9913-11 Paving and Surfacing Labourer

Performs routine tasks to spread, level and compact bituminous and other paving material on roads, runways or parking areas.

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

Tasks Include:

  • sweeps paving bases prior to laying asphalt or other surfaces
  • sprinkles or brushes hot or cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved or repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
  • operates tank-truck distributors or hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
  • trips tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, or spread stone chips, gravel or cold-mix asphalt on to road surfaces
  • cuts and trims damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softens edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
  • shovels asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacts mix using rakes and hand tampers
  • erects and dismantles barricades
  • loads and unloads equipment, and cleans work sites
  • may direct traffic

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