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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      Concrete Worker

Pours, spreads, smooths and finishes concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges.

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

Tasks Include:
  • erects concrete form work and lays steel reinforcing
  • pours, spreads and levels concrete using screeds or templates
  • operates trowelling machines to float, trowel and polish concrete surfaces
  • tamps, smooths, shapes and seals concrete
  • installs fixtures in concrete, such as anchor bolts, steel plates and door sills
  • wets concrete and rubs with abrasives to finish vertical surfaces
  • covers concrete with plastic sheeting and sand to cure it
  • cuts lines in concrete using power cutters
  • forms expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers, and straight-edges
  • may cover freshly poured concrete with colouring powders and other materials

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