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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EARTHMOVING LABOURERS perform tasks in excavating earth, clearing and levelling sites, and digging irrigation channels.

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

Tasks Include:

  • removing scrub, timber, rocks and other foreign material to clear sites
  • driving stakes into ground to indicate location of construction sites
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • trimming sides and squaring corners not reached by excavating machines
  • shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows or trucks for removal
  • giving directions to truck drivers dumping loads


This section contains the following subsection :
              9912-11 Earthmoving Labourer

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