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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7111-11 General Construction Plant Operator

Operates a range of earthmoving plant to assist in the building of infrastructure such as roads, rail, water supply, dams, treatment plants and agricultural earthworks.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
carries out basic machine maintenance

  • selects, fits and removes attachments to suit operation
  • undertakes bulk earth works
  • constructs roadworks, dams and excavates for buildings
  • operates and manoeuvres machinery and attachments to clear, level and compact earth
  • monitors operation of machine during operation
  • operates auxiliary equipment
  • operates piling rigs to construct piles for foundations

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