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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4413-11 Roof Slater and Tiler

Cover roofs with tiles, sheets or shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studies drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • erects ladders and scaffolds
  • places and secures waterproof sheets over eaves
  • nails or staples roofing underlay to roofs
  • aligns starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, and secures with wire, staples or nails
  • overlaps successive layers of tiles
  • sizes and cuts roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • slips roofing material under pre-fabricated flashing and nails it down
  • fixes edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • caulks exposed nail heads and flashing to prevent leaks
  • may lay aluminium or steel tiles

Roof Fixer
Roof Shingler
Roof Slater

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