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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MOBILE CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATORS operate a range of machinery used to excavate soil, ore and rock; break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions; move and load earth, rock and debris; and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • operating plant and selecting and operating attachments such as winches, loading scoops, drills and rock breaking hammers
  • raising, lowering and manipulating attachments using manual or hydraulic controls
  • driving and manoeuvring plant within surveyors' pegs or working from drawings, markers or verbal instructions
  • monitoring operation of equipment, and ensuring safety of other workers
  • servicing, lubricating, cleaning and refuelling equipment and performing minor maintenance


This section contains the following subsection :
              7111-11 General Construction Plant Operator
              7111-13 Bulldozer Operator
              7111-15 Backhoe Operator
              7111-17 Loader Operator
              7111-19 Grader Operator
              7111-21 Excavator Operator
              7111-23 Paving Plant Operator
              7111-25 Road Roller Operator

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