Major Group

3 Technicians and Trades Workers

Technicians and Trades Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks, applying broad or in-depth technical, trade or industry specific knowledge, often in support of scientific, engineering, building and manufacturing activities.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • carrying out tests and experiments, and providing technical support to Health Professionals, Natural and Physical Science Professionals and Engineering Professionals
  • providing technical support to users of computer hardware and software
  • fabricating, repairing and maintaining metal, wood, glass and textile products
  • repairing and maintaining motor vehicles, aircraft, marine craft and electrical and electronic machines and equipment
  • constructing, repairing, fitting-out and finishing buildings and other structures
  • operating printing and binding equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • shearing, caring for, training and grooming animals, and assisting Veterinarians
  • propagating and cultivating plants, and establishing and maintaining turf surfaces for sporting events
  • cutting and styling hair
  • operating chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation equipment
  • providing technical assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances
Sub-major Group

31 Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians

Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to Professionals engaged in research, design and development in the areas of agriculture, medicine, science, building, engineering, ICT and telecommunications.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • performing scientific tests, experiments and computations and collating and analysing the results
  • inspecting animals, plants and agricultural produce to ensure compliance with government and industry standards
  • developing, operating and maintaining instruments and equipment used in clinical diagnosis and experimental research
  • preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment
  • estimating quantities and costs of materials
  • providing technical support for telecommunications networks, and to users of computer hardware and software
Minor Group

311 Agricultural, Medical and Science Technicians

Agricultural, Medical and Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide support to Professionals engaged in agriculture, medicine and science including inspecting animals, plants and agricultural produce.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • collecting information and samples and conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • inspecting animals, plants, agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing
  • testing samples of produce for quality, size and purity
  • undertaking and assisting in medical analytical procedures, and assisting Anaesthetists, surgical teams and Pharmacists
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
Unit Group

3111 Agricultural, Agritech and Aquaculture Technicians

Agricultural, Agritech and Aquaculture Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural and Fisheries Scientists, Agronomists and Farmers in areas such as research, crop and animal health, production, servicing and marketing.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining topographical, physical and soil characteristics of farmland to determine its most effective use and identify nutrient deficiencies
  • assisting in developing new methods of planting, fertilising, harvesting and processing crops to achieve optimum land usage
  • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops, livestock and aquatic stock, and assisting in devising methods of control
  • examining environmental and other factors that influence the growth, health and production of aquatic stock
  • analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
  • monitoring livestock and aquatic stock to gauge the effectiveness of feed formulae
  • assisting in controlled breeding experiments to develop improved crop, livestock and aquatic stock strains
  • artificially inseminating livestock for breeding purposes
  • providing advice on breeding selection and techniques
  • providing advice, training and technical support and services on technology solutions such as sensors, farm management software, data and robotics
  • installing, programming, testing, repairing and maintaining animal and crop health monitoring equipment
  • developing, operating and maintaining complex technological systems and equipment used in farm production, including analysing data and preparing reports
  • applying geospatial and other technology systems to support primary production such as automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applications and surveying equipment
  • arranging the supply of drugs, vaccines and other chemicals to Farmers and Farm Managers, and giving advice on their use
  • collecting and collating data for research and animal husbandry purposes
  • may advise producers on farming techniques and management and production processes

Occupation:

  • 311112 Agricultural and Agritech Technician
  • 311113 Animal Husbandry Technician
  • 311114 Aquaculture or Fisheries Technician
  • 311115 Irrigation Designer

311112 Agricultural and Agritech Technician

Performs tests and experiments, and provides technical support to assist Agricultural Research Scientists, Agronomists and Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing and advises on, installs and services advanced agriculture technology and equipment such as precision agricultural solutions, virtual fencing, and automatic milking machines.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Agriculture Laboratory Technician
  • Precision Agricultural Technician

311113 Animal Husbandry Technician

Assists Livestock Farmers and Farm Managers in breeding, raising and managing livestock by undertaking technical animal husbandry tasks such as pregnancy testing, artificial insemination, lactation management and providing nutrition assessment and advice.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Artificial Insemination Technician

311114 Aquaculture or Fisheries Technician

Assists Aquaculture Farmers and Fisheries Scientists in raising and managing aquatic stock by undertaking onshore and offshore technical fish husbandry tasks sampling water and analysing data from ponds, pens and tanks and identifying common diseases and pests, and performs tests and experiments and provides technical support in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Fisheries Technical Officer
  • Hatchery Technician (Aquaculture)

311115 Irrigation Designer

Alternative Title:

  • Irrigation Planner

Designs and plans irrigation systems according to licencing, climatic and environmental considerations, water source availability, crop type, and soil characteristics.

Skill Level: 2

Unit Group

3112 Medical Technicians

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist and Operating Theatre Technician have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • operating equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring disorders of the heart, lungs, kidneys, nervous system and hearing, and in anaesthesia
  • undertaking and assisting with medical analytical procedures and assisting Anaesthetists and surgical teams
  • recording the electrical activity of the heart, from which the heart rate is measured, and pattern and rhythm interpreted
  • taking, collecting and labelling blood, urine and other samples from patients
  • preparing and staining slides and tissue sections for blood and histological examination
  • performing diagnostic tests on tissues and body fluids and analysing the chemical constituents of blood, urine, faeces and tissues
  • testing for diseases by looking for the presence of antibodies and the products of immune response in samples
  • setting up, checking and maintaining operating theatres, anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
  • referring prescriptions to Pharmacists and assisting in preparing medications
  • operating and maintaining  equipment used in diagnosing and monitoring of breathing or sleep disorders

Occupations:

  • 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
  • 311212 Cardiac Technician
  • 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
  • 311214 Operating Theatre Technician
  • 311215 Pharmacy Technician
  • 311216 Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist
  • 311217 Respiratory Technician
  • 311299 Medical Technicians nec

311211 Anaesthetic Technician

Prepares and maintains anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres or clinics, and assists Anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.

Skill Level: 2

311212 Cardiac Technician

Conducts tests on patients to record heart activity using specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments in support of Cardiologists and other Medical Practitioners engaged in diagnosing, monitoring and treating heart disease.

Skill Level: 2. Note that the specialisation Cardiac Technologist is Skill Level 1.

Specialisations:

  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Electrocardiographic Technician

311213 Medical Laboratory Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Medical Laboratory Technical Officer

Performs routine medical laboratory tests and operates diagnostic laboratory equipment under the supervision of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Pathologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

311214 Operating Theatre Technician

Prepares and maintains an operating theatre and its equipment, assists the surgical team during operations and provides support to patients in the recovery room.

Skill Level: 3

311215 Pharmacy Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Dispensary Technician

Fills and labels patients' prescriptions under the supervision of a Pharmacist. May record details of, place orders for, take stock of, and store medications and medical supplies and deliver them to patients.

Skill Level: 2

311216 Pathology Collector / Phlebotomist

Alternative Title:

  • Specimen Collector

Extracts, collects, labels and preserves blood and other specimens from patients for laboratory analysis.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Blood Collector

311217 Respiratory Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Sleep Technician

Performs routine lung function tests; uses and maintains diagnostic equipment under the supervision of Respiratory Scientists. Monitors patients on ventilation or those undergoing sleep studies.

Skill Level: 2

Sepcialisation:

  • Neurophysiological Technician

311299 Medical Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Medical Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Audiometrist
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Electroencephalographic Technician
  • Mortuary Technician
  • Neurophysiological Technician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician
  • Perfusionist
  • Renal Technician
Unit Group

3113 Primary Products Assurance and Inspection Officers

Primary Products Assurance and Inspection Officers inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • inspecting animals, plants and agricultural produce to identify product quality issues, and providing advice to producers
  • developing, implementing, auditing and monitoring quality procedures at farms and food handling and processing facilities to ensure compliance with required standards
  • testing samples of produce for quality, size and purity ensuring that required standards of hygiene are observed at storage, processing and packing facilities and in transport vehicles
  • advising primary producers on economic aspects of disease eradication and informing producers and the general public of the health implications of diseases and impurities
  • advising on the identification of pests and diseases and on regulations pertaining to grading, packing and loading of products
  • examining imported plants and animals, and products, such as dairy and meat products, timber, seeds and dried fruits and the conveyances that transport them for biosecurity risks, and issuing directions to control biosecurity risks
  • patrolling and investigating waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life
  • educating, advising and providing information on a wide range of topics relating to fish and their protection
  • may initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations

Occupations:

  • 311311 Fisheries Officer
  • 311312 Meat Inspector
  • 311313 Biosecurity Officer
  • 311314 Primary Products Quality Assurance Officer
  • 311399 Primary Products Assurance and Inspection Officers nec

311311 Fisheries Officer

Alternative Title:

  • Fisheries Inspector

Inspects fishing vessels, gear, licences and catches to ensure that fisheries laws and regulations are obeyed.

Skill Level: 2

311312 Meat Inspector

Inspects animal carcasses, internal organs and meat processing facilities for disease to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality and health.

Skill Level: 2

311313 Biosecurity Officer

Inspects and assesses goods, conveyances, plants, animals, and the environment for biosecurity risk to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and to prevent the incursion and spread of exotic pests and diseases.

Skill Level: 2

311314 Primary Products Quality Assurance Officer

Develops, implements and oversees monitoring, testing and application of quality assurance programs within a primary production or processing enterprise.

May monitor production requirements as they relate to food safety, biosecurity, and quality assurance.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Dairy Quality Assurance Officer

  • Meat Quality Assurance Officer

311399 Primary Products Assurance and Inspection Officers nec

This occupation group covers Primary Products Assurance and Inspection Officers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Unit Group

3114 Science Technicians

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met
  • preparing experiments and demonstrations for science classes

Occupations:

  • 311411 Chemistry Technician
  • 311412 Earth Science Technician
  • 311413 Life Science Technician
  • 311414 School Laboratory Technician
  • 311415 Hydrographer
  • 311499 Science Technicians nec

311411 Chemistry Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Chemistry Technical Officer

Performs laboratory tests on organic and inorganic chemicals, analyses test data and carries out technical functions in support of Chemists or Chemical Engineers in a wide variety of areas such as fuels, agricultural products, food, pharmaceuticals, paints, metals, plastics, textiles, detergents, paper, fertilisers and cosmetics.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Chemical Instrumentation Officer
  • Chemical Process Analyst
  • Chemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Dairy Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Laboratory Technician
  • Sugar Laboratory Assistant

311412 Earth Science Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Earth Science Technical Officer

Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists or Geophysicists.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorological Observer
  • Seismology Technical Officer
  • Soil Science Technical Officer
  • Water Resources Technical Officer

311413 Life Science Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Life Science Technical Officer

Identifies and collects living organisms and conducts field and laboratory studies in support of Life Scientists or Environmental Scientists.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Biological Technical Officer
  • Botanical Technical Officer
  • Ecological Technical Officer
  • Environmental Technical Officer
  • Fisheries Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technician
  • Wood Technologist
  • Zoology Technical Officer

311414 School Laboratory Technician

Prepares experiments and demonstrations, makes up solutions, prepares slides, orders books and equipment, and tidies up laboratories in support of teaching chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences and physical sciences.

Skill Level: 2

311415 Hydrographer

Measures, analyses and maintains the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and surveys and maps oceans, seas and rivers.

Skill Level: 2

311499 Science Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Science Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Calibration Technician
  • Drug and Alcohol Tester
  • Fibre Technologist
  • Fingerprint Expert
  • Textile Technical Officer
Minor Group

312 Building and Engineering Technicians

Building and Engineering Technicians perform tests and provide technical support to Construction Managers, Architects and Engineering Professionals in research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, distribution systems and installations, and resource estimation and site inspection.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
  • performing complex computations and field and laboratory tests, and recording the results
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment
  • estimating quantities and costs of materials
  • inspecting buildings, plumbing work, machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards and regulations
  • planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring maintenance of plant equipment
  • testing materials
  • overseeing the safety of mining operations and supervising Miners
Unit Group

3121 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
  • performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data

Occupations:

  • 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
  • 312112 Building Associate
  • 312113 Building Inspector
  • 312114 Construction Estimator
  • 312115 Plumbing Inspector
  • 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
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312111 Architectural Draftsperson

Alternative Title:

  • Architectural Associate

Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Building Drafting Officer

312112 Building Associate

Supervises construction sites, and organises and coordinates the material and human resources required. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Building Construction Supervisor
  • Clerk of Works

312113 Building Inspector

Alternative Titles:

  • Building Certifier
  • Building Surveyor

Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Electrical Installation Inspector

312114 Construction Estimator

Alternative Title:

  • Building Estimator

Prepares and delivers estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.

Skill Level: 2

312115 Plumbing Inspector

Inspects plumbing work to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Drainage Inspector
  • Gas Plumbing Inspector
  • Sanitary Plumbing and Water Supply Inspector

312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

Alternative Title:

  • GIS Technician

Collects, records and evaluates spatial information and prepares databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Aerial Survey Technician
  • Photogrammetrist

312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Energy Assessor
  • Roof Truss Detailer
  • Structural Steel Detailer
Unit Group

3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

Occupations:

  • 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • 312212 Civil Engineering Technician

312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson

Prepares detailed drawings and plans for civil engineering work in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Plumbing Engineering Draftsperson
  • Road Design Draftsperson
  • Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
  • Structural Engineering Drafting Officer

312212 Civil Engineering Technician

Conducts tests of construction materials, prepares sketches and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Civil Laboratory Technician
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Technician
Unit Group

3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams of electrical installations and circuitry
  • assisting Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in design and layout of electrical installations and circuitry on substations, switchgear, cabling systems and motor control systems
  • collecting data, performing tests and complex calculations, graphing results, and preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating materials costs and quantities
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications and regulations
  • assembling, installing, testing, calibrating, modifying and repairing electrical equipment and installations to conform with regulations and safety requirements
  • undertaking electrical workshop functions such as installing assemblies for protection relays, metering and indicating devices
  • assisting with research and experimentation programs

Occupations:

  • 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • 312312 Electrical Engineering Technician

312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

Prepares detailed drawings and plans of electrical installations and circuitry in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Detail Draftsperson
  • Electrical Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Relays Draftsperson
  • Substation Design Draftsperson

312312 Electrical Engineering Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Electrical Engineering Technical Officer

Conducts tests of electrical systems, prepares charts and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Electrical Instrument Technician
Unit Group

3124 Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing drawings, modelling, plans and integration for electronic engineering and systems
  • developing, constructing and testing electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical requirements
  • installing, testing, verification, repairing and modifying electronic equipment and recording and graphing results
  • estimating material costs and quantities
  • evaluating performance of equipment
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations

Occupations:

  • 312411 Electronic Engineering Draftsperson
  • 312412 Electronic Engineering Technician

312411 Electronic Engineering Draftsperson

Prepares detailed drawings and plans of electronic engineering work in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Communications and Data Systems Drafting Officer
  • Control Systems Drafting Officer
  • Electronics Detail Draftsperson

312412 Electronic Engineering Technician

Conducts tests of electronic systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles circuitry in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Electronics Technician
  • Combat Systems Technician
  • Communications Engineering Technician
  • Computer Numeric Control Technician
  • Digital Controls Technician
  • Flight Surveyor
  • Printed Circuit Board Designer
  • Process Control Technician
  • Telemetry Technician
Unit Group

3125 Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in mechanical engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing drawings, plans and designs for mechanical engineering work under the direction of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • assisting Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists in the design of mechanical equipment and plant
  • selecting tools and equipment
  • assembling and installing new and modified mechanical assemblies, components, machine tools and controls, and hydraulic power systems
  • estimating material costs and quantities, and machine requirements
  • performing and directing field and laboratory tests
  • collecting and analysing data, carrying out complex computations and preparing diagrams
  • organising and supervising inspection and maintenance of machines and plant
  • ensuring that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions

Occupations:

  • 312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • 312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician

312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

Prepares detailed drawings and plans of mechanical engineering work in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Airconditioning Drafting Officer
  • Heating and Ventilating Technical Officer
  • Tool Design Draftsperson
  • Tool Designer

312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician

Conducts tests of mechanical systems, collects and analyses data, and assembles and installs mechanical assemblies in support of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Boiler Testing Technician
  • Hydraulic Controls Technician
  • Mechanical Laboratory Technician
  • Pipe Testing Technician
Unit Group

3126 Safety Inspectors

Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining equipment specifications, and inspecting and testing machines, equipment and clothing to ensure compliance with safety standards and serviceability
  • inspecting factories and other work sites to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations
  • observing workers to ensure protective devices are being utilised according to regulations and that combustible and other hazardous materials are used and stored in accordance with approved procedures
  • conducting tests in work areas to detect toxic fumes, explosive gas-air mixtures and other work hazards
  • ensuring fire prevention equipment and other safety supplies, such as first aid kits, stretchers and blankets, conform to standards
  • assisting in conducting safety meetings and campaigns, and organising training in general safety principles in keeping with regulations
  • advising organisations on ways to comply with occupational health and safety legislative requirements
  • investigating incidents and fatalities, to determine causes and to collect evidence of non-compliance with occupational health and safety legislation

Occupation:

  • 312611 Safety Inspector

312611 Safety Inspector

Inspects machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Boilers and Pressure Vessels Inspector
  • Gas Examiner
  • Lifts and Cranes Inspector
  • Mines Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Inspector
Unit Group

3129 Other Building and Engineering Technicians

This unit group covers Building and Engineering Technicians not elsewhere classified. It includes Maintenance Planners, Metallurgical or Materials Technicians, and Mine Deputies.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations:

  • 312911 Maintenance Planner
  • 312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician
  • 312913 Mine Deputy
  • 312914 Other Draftsperson
  • 312999 Building and Engineering Technicians nec

312911 Maintenance Planner

Alternative Titles:

  • Maintenance Scheduler
  • Shutdown Coordinator
  • Shutdown Planner

Develops maintenance planning strategies, and schedules, coordinates and monitors the maintenance of all plant equipment.

Skill Level: 2

312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician

Tests techniques, procedures, applications of equipment and materials as part of processing and refining and/or research into metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Non-destructive Testing Technician
  • Petroleum Products Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Refinery Laboratory Technician
  • Pressure Testing Technician
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Welding Engineering Technician

312913 Mine Deputy

Oversees the safety of mining operations and supervises Miners. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Mining Technician
  • Open Cut Examiner

312914 Other Draftsperson

Prepare detailed drawings, technical plans, maps, and illustrations to precise specifications. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Aerospace Draftsperson
  • Architecture Technician
  • Mining Detail Draftsperson
  • Shipbuilding Draftsperson

312999 Building and Engineering Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Building and Engineering Technicians not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Automation Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
Minor Group

313 ICT and Telecommunications Technicians

ICT and Telecommunications Technicians provide support to the development and maintenance of computer infrastructure, web technology and telecommunications networks, and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • determining software and hardware requirements to provide solutions for problems
  • responding to inquiries about software and hardware problems
  • repairing and replacing peripheral equipment such as terminals, printers and modems
  • installing and downloading appropriate software, and adapting existing programs to meet users' requirements
  • implementing computer networks, and ensuring efficient use of applications and equipment
  • designing and maintaining websites
  • installing and maintaining microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, peripherals and operating systems
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
Unit Group

3131 ICT Support Technicians

ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • determining software and hardware requirements to provide solutions to problems
  • responding to inquiries about software and hardware problems
  • adapting existing programs to meet users' requirements
  • installing and downloading appropriate software
  • ensuring efficient use of applications and equipment
  • implementing computer networks
  • designing and maintaining websites
  • repairing and replacing peripheral equipment such as terminals, printers and modems
  • may work in a call centre

Occupations:

  • 313111 Hardware Technician
  • 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer
  • 313113 Web Administrator
  • 313199 ICT Support Technicians nec

313111 Hardware Technician

Supports and maintains computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware.

Skill Level: 2

313112 ICT Customer Support Officer

Alternative Titles:

  • ICT Help Desk Officer
  • ICT Help Desk Technician
  • Systems Support Officer

Provides support, education and guidance in the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems and issues. May work in a call centre.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Network Support Technician
  • Operator Command Support Systems (Army)

313113 Web Administrator

Alternative Title:

  • Web Master

Designs, builds and maintains websites, and provides web technology solutions and services.

Skill Level: 2

313199 ICT Support Technicians nec

This occupation group covers ICT Support Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Applications Packager
  • Computer Systems Technician
Unit Group

3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists

Telecommunications Technical Specialists develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
  • providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults

Occupations:

  • 313211 Radiocommunications Technician
  • 313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • 313213 Telecommunications Network Planner
  • 313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

313211 Radiocommunications Technician

Installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Skill Level: 2

313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer

Plans, designs, commissions and monitors complex telecommunications networks and associated equipment, provides technical advice and information, and identifies complex problems and initiates action to resolve them.

Skill Level: 2

313213 Telecommunications Network Planner

Plans the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure.

Skill Level: 2

313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

Carries out specialised design and support functions in telecommunications engineering including optimisation and performance monitoring of telecommunications networks, diagnosis and repair of faults, and the selection and installation of equipment.

Skill Level: 2

Sub-major Group

32 Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers construct, repair and maintain motor vehicles and aircraft structures and systems, and cut, shape, cast, join and finish metal, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults in motor vehicles and aircraft
  • dismantling engines and electrical systems, and removing damaged panels and interior trim
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts
  • painting repaired vehicle surfaces
  • constructing, modifying, painting and upholstering prototype and specialised vehicle bodies
  • marking and cutting out metal stock
  • shaping stock using hand and machine tools
  • shaping metal in moulds
  • joining stock and components by welding, soldering, brazing, riveting, bolting, screwing and gluing
  • fitting and testing components, and applying protective and decorative finishes to metal products
Minor Group

321 Automotive Electricians and Mechanics

Automotive Electricians and Mechanics repair and maintain automotive electrical systems and motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines. Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers are excluded from this minor group.

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers are included in Minor Group 323 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults in motor vehicles and small engines
  • dismantling engines and electrical systems
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • testing and adjusting electrical and mechanical systems and parts after repair for proper performance
  • performing scheduled maintenance on motor vehicles
Unit Group

3211 Automotive Electricians

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
  • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches

Occupation:

  • 321111 Automotive Electrician

321111 Automotive Electrician

Alternative Title:

  • Automotive Electrical Fitter

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3212 Motor Mechanics

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are excluded from this unit group.

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are included in Unit Group 8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • detecting and diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults in engines and parts
  • dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  • performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  • testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
  • may respond to vehicle breakdown service calls

Occupations:

  • 321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
  • 321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
  • 321214 Small Engine Mechanic

321211 Motor Mechanic (General)

Alternative Title:

  • Automotive Light Mechanic

Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Automatic Transmission Mechanic
  • Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
  • Brake Mechanic
  • Ground Support Equipment Fitter (Air Force)
  • Roadside Mechanic
  • Vehicle Mechanic (Army)

321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic

Maintains, tests and repairs diesel motors and the mechanical parts of trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Automotive Heavy Mechanic

321213 Motorcycle Mechanic

Maintains, tests and repairs the mechanical parts of motorcycles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

321214 Small Engine Mechanic

Maintains, tests and repairs engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Chainsaw Mechanic
  • Lawnmower Mechanic
  • Outboard Motor Mechanic
Minor Group

322 Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers

Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers cast, shape, cut, join and finish metal. Panel Beaters and Vehicle Body Builders are excluded from this minor group.

Panel Beaters and Vehicle Body Builders are included in Minor Group 324 Panelbeaters, and Vehicle Body Builders, Trimmers and Painters.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine requirements and material, and selecting metal stock
  • moulding molten metal, and applying protective and decorative finishes to metal products
  • drawing and marking out patterns
  • heating metal stock and shaping it using hammers
  • cutting stock and moulding components to shape using hand tools, cutting torches and machine tools
  • joining components by welding, soldering, brazing, riveting, bolting, screwing and gluing
  • finishing products by cleaning, filing, sanding and polishing, and applying protective finishes
Unit Group

3221 Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers

Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • selecting metal stock for job requirements
  • heating metal in forges and furnaces and hammering, punching and cutting metal using hand tools and machine presses
  • tempering and hardening finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
  • preparing electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming, and applying solution to the objects to be coated
  • setting and adjusting controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects
  • preparing horses' hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hooves, and trimming hooves
  • cutting, trimming, shaping and smoothing stock to form mould patterns
  • filling boxes with sand and setting patterns in place, and pouring molten metal into moulds
  • applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds
  • finishing metal and articles by polishing and buffing and applying shellac, lacquer, paint and other finishes

Occupations:

  • 322111 Blacksmith
  • 322112 Electroplater
  • 322113 Farrier
  • 322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker
  • 322115 Metal Polisher

322111 Blacksmith

Shapes bars, rods and blocks of metal by heating and hammering to produce or repair metal articles.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Hammer Smith
  • Spring Maker
  • Tool Smith

322112 Electroplater

Controls plating processes and maintains solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Anodiser
  • Electroformer
  • Galvaniser

322113 Farrier

Inspects, trims and shapes horses' hooves, and forms, fits and nails horseshoes.

Skill Level: 3

322114 Metal Casting Trades Worker

Forms sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Coremaker
  • Metal Moulder

322115 Metal Polisher

Polishes metal to impart smooth, reflective and other finishes.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers

Sheetmetal Trades Workers mark out, shape, form and join sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job, material and equipment requirements
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments
  • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills
  • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers
  • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining
  • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheetmetal products and components
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheetmetal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills
  • may specialise in decorative copperwork

Occupation:

  • 322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker

322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Marks out, shapes, forms and joins sheetmetal and other materials to make products and components.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Metal Spinner
  • Sheetmetal Patternmaker
Unit Group

3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
  • selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock
  • cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines
  • shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering
  • aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments
  • joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting
  • examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision
  • finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions
  • cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding

Occupations:

  • 322311 Metal Fabricator
  • 322312 Pressure Welder
  • 322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ)

322311 Metal Fabricator

Marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Boilermaker-Welder
  • Brass Finisher
  • Metal Fabricator-Welder
  • Metal Template Maker
  • Structural Steel Trades Worker

322312 Pressure Welder

Assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

Skill Level: 3

322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ)

Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Special Class Welder
Minor Group

323 Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers

Mechanical Engineering Trades Workers machine and prepare aircraft systems, metal parts, subassemblies and precision instruments. Motor Mechanics are excluded from this minor group.

Motor Mechanics are included in Unit Group 3212 Motor Mechanics.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machine tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for fit
  • fitting parts into machines using hand tools
  • dismantling, repairing and replacing defective parts, and testing and reassembling aircraft components and systems and precision instruments
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision implements, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces and manufactured articles
  • making and repairing tools, equipment and engineering patterns
Unit Group

3231 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • dismantling, inspecting, testing, repairing and reassembling aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems, and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • installing electrical circuits and equipment
  • testing aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised test apparatus
  • replacing and testing aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducting routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintaining records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components

Occupations:

  • 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
  • 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  • 323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Inspects, tests, aligns, repairs and installs aircraft electrical and avionic system components. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)
  • Avionics Technician (Defence)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)

323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Inspects, tests, repairs and installs aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Airframes)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Engines)
  • Aircraft Technician (Air Force, Army)
  • Aviation Technician Aircraft (Navy)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Airframes)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Engines)

323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

Inspects, dismantles and reassembles aircraft structures, and repairs and replaces components of aircraft frames. Works with both metal and carbon fibre composite materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Aircraft Structural Fitter (Air Force, Army)
Unit Group

3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists

Metal Fitters and Machinists fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
  • fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
  • setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
  • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
  • diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • may erect machines and equipment on-site

Occupations:

  • 323211 Fitter (General)
  • 323212 Fitter and Turner
  • 323213 Fitter-Welder
  • 323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • 323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
  • 323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

323211 Fitter (General)

Fits and assembles metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Computer Numeric Control Setter
  • Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
  • Fitter-Machinist
  • Fitter-Mechanic
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
  • Plant Mechanic

323212 Fitter and Turner

Fits, assembles, grinds and shapes metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Fitter Armament (Army)

323213 Fitter-Welder

Fits, assembles and welds metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)

Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Machinist
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Metal Machine Setter
  • Metal Turner
  • Milling Machinist
  • Vertical Borer

323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

Sets up, adjusts and maintains industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Loom Tuner
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic
  • Textile Machine Mechanic

323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

This occupation group covers Metal Fitters and Machinists not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Printing Engineer
Unit Group

3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers

Precision Metal Trades Workers fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

Occupations:

  • 323311 Engraver
  • 323312 Gunsmith
  • 323313 Locksmith
  • 323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
  • 323315 Saw Doctor
  • 323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

323311 Engraver

Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Skill Level: 3

323312 Gunsmith

Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

323313 Locksmith

Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Safemaker

323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer

Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Camera Repairer
  • Scalemaker
  • Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer

323315 Saw Doctor

Repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Saw Sharpener

323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

Makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3234 Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers

Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers make and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances for machine tools and other production machinery, and construct full-size engineering, visual and experimental models and models for the manufacture of prototype developmental products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured and models to be constructed
  • measuring and marking out metal stock and castings using various gauges
  • shaping metal and wood stock using machine tools
  • checking accuracy of manufactured articles and finished patterns to fine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments
  • testing and modifying manufactured articles
  • applying protective finishes to patterns and painting pattern sections to indicate method of assembly
  • assembling pattern sections and shaping work pieces to specified finish
  • pouring and spreading materials into moulds and over models of patterns, and building laminations of fibreglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate patterns
  • repairing broken and damaged patterns and correcting patterns to compensate for defects in casting
  • constructing templates for layout and inspection

Occupations:

  • 323411 Engineering Patternmaker
  • 323412 Toolmaker

323411 Engineering Patternmaker

Constructs full-size engineering models usually made out of timber, which are used in manufacturing to produce metal castings, copy models, vacuum form tooling and tooling for the automotive, aircraft or fibreglass industries.

Skill Level: 3

323412 Toolmaker

Makes and repairs tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances for machine tools and other production machinery.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Die Caster
  • Die Sinker
  • Jigmaker (Metal)
  • Plastic Mould Maker
  • Press-tool Maker
Minor Group

324 Panelbeaters, and Vehicle Body Builders, Trimmers and Painters

Panelbeaters, and Vehicle Body Builders, Trimmers and Painters repair damage to motor vehicle bodies; construct purpose-built vehicle bodies; fit, repair and replace interior trim and upholstery in vehicles; and paint vehicles. Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers are excluded from this minor group.

Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers are included in Minor Group 322 Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • removing, replacing and repairing damaged panels and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • filling depressions with plastic filler and chiselling and sanding surfaces
  • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using stretching and shrinking machines and welding equipment
  • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
  • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • installing and attaching interior lining, floor coverings, armrests, door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles
  • masking areas not to be painted by covering with masking tape and paper
  • selecting and mixing paint shades to match vehicle colour
  • applying primer and finish coats with spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
Unit Group

3241 Panelbeaters

Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • removing damaged panels and parts, and removing upholstery and accessories to gain access
  • removing dents by hammering panels
  • straightening damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels
  • filling depressions with plastic filler, and filing, grinding and sanding repaired surfaces
  • cutting and joining replacement sections using welding equipment
  • fitting repaired or replacement panels on vehicles and refitting body hardware such as door locks and trims
  • may assist vehicle body builders in constructing and restoring custom-designed, vintage and other specialty vehicles
  • may spray-paint vehicles

Occupation:

  • 324111 Panelbeater

324111 Panelbeater

Alternative Title:

  • Collision Repairer

Repairs damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles and forms replacement vehicle panels. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3242 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment
  • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • modifying assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
  • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • installing internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests
  • attaching door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles

Occupations:

  • 324211 Vehicle Body Builder
  • 324212 Vehicle Trimmer

324211 Vehicle Body Builder

Alternative Title:

  • Vehicle Body Maker

Manufactures and repairs prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies such as buses, trucks, fire engines and caravans. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Coach Builder

324212 Vehicle Trimmer

Installs, repairs and replaces the interior trim of vehicles such as seats, linings, floor coverings and door trims. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Vehicle Upholsterer
Unit Group

3243 Vehicle Painters

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
  • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
  • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
  • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
  • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
  • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
  • treating vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

Occupation:

  • 324311 Vehicle Painter

324311 Vehicle Painter

Alternative Title:

  • Vehicle Refinisher

Prepares surfaces of vehicles, matches and mixes colours and applies paint. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Sub-major Group

33 Construction Trades Workers

Construction Trades Workers construct and repair buildings and other structures, apply final finishes such as plaster, painting and flooring, make and install glass products, and provide plumbing, drainage and mechanical services.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and plans, and estimating quantities of materials required
  • laying bricks and blocks, spreading mortar between joints, and removing excess mortar
  • erecting frameworks, roof frames, roofs and walls
  • laying flooring, carpets and tiles
  • painting and wallpapering surfaces
  • applying plaster and cement coatings to walls
  • building and installing fittings
  • making and installing glass products
  • installing plumbing and drainage systems, guttering and other rainwater systems
  • installing gas appliances and airconditioning piping and ducting
Minor Group

331 Bricklayers, and Carpenters and Joiners

Bricklayers, and Carpenters and Joiners construct and erect buildings and other structures of brick, stone and timber.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • erecting frameworks, roof framing and scaffolding, and laying sub-floors and floorboards
  • operating machines and hand tools to cut and shape stones, bricks and timber
  • laying bricks and stone blocks in rows and securing with mortar to construct walls
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures ready to install
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting wall cladding and door and window frames
  • checking vertical and horizontal alignment
Unit Group

3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Bricklayers and Stonemasons lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures, and cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
  • sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels
  • laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints
  • embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
  • checking vertical and horizontal alignment
  • cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
  • repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
  • designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering
  • constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks

Occupations:

  • 331111 Bricklayer
  • 331112 Stonemason

331111 Bricklayer

Alternative Title:

  • Blocklayer

Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Chimney Builder
  • Refractory Bricklayer
  • Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
  • Tuckpointer

331112 Stonemason

Cuts and shapes hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Construction Stonemason
  • Monumental Stonemason
Unit Group

3312 Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • cutting wood joints
  • may construct concrete formwork
  • may repair existing fittings
  • may work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

Occupations:

  • 331211 Carpenter and Joiner
  • 331212 Carpenter
  • 331213 Joiner

331211 Carpenter and Joiner

Constructs and installs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Shopfitter

331212 Carpenter

Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Fixing Carpenter
  • Formwork Carpenter
  • Prop and Scenery Maker

331213 Joiner

Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Joinery Machinist
  • Joinery Patternmaker
  • Joinery Setter-out
Minor Group

332 Floor Finishers and Painting Trades Workers

Floor Finishers and Painting Trades Workers install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings, and apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate the surfaces of buildings and structures.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces by removing old floor coverings, paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, smoothing and sealing surfaces, and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying underlay and covering materials on floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, thinning and drying additives
  • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays, and hanging wallpaper
Unit Group

3321 Floor Finishers

Floor Finishers measure, cut, install and repair soft and resilient floor coverings.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • measuring areas to be covered and consulting plans to estimate quantities of floor covering materials required
  • preparing surfaces for covering and removing baseboard trims
  • measuring, cutting and fixing underlay materials
  • laying coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquetry blocks, cork tiles and other resilient flooring materials, over floors, matching patterns, cutting shapes around fixtures and trimming edges
  • securing floor coverings and fitting edge trims in doorways
  • sanding, staining and applying finishing coatings to timber floors
  • may install wall, ceiling, counter and bench coverings

Occupation:

  • 332111 Floor Finisher

332111 Floor Finisher

Measures, cuts, installs and repairs soft and resilient floor coverings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Carpet Layer
  • Parquetry Layer
Unit Group

3322 Painting Trades Workers

Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
  • preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
  • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
  • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
  • hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
  • cleaning equipment and work areas
  • may repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
  • may lay and repair wall and floor tiles

Occupation:

  • 332211 Painting Trades Worker

332211 Painting Trades Worker

Applies paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Paperhanger
Minor Group

333 Glaziers, Plasterers and Tilers

Glaziers, Plasterers and Tilers cut and install flat glass, apply plaster and secure plasterboard and suspended ceilings, and lay tiles on roofs, walls and floors.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and taking measurements to determine materials required
  • preparing surfaces and materials by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, mixing plaster and cement, and marking and cutting glass
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens
  • applying coats of plaster to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness
  • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples or nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • grouting tiles, and ensuring surfaces are waterproof
Unit Group

3331 Glaziers

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • examining glass and marking defective areas
  • cutting along patterns and templates
  • breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels
  • may coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects

Occupation:

  • 333111 Glazier

333111 Glazier

Measures, cuts, finishes, fits and installs flat glass and mirrors.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Glass Beveller
  • Glass Embosser
  • Glass Etcher
  • Glass Silverer
Unit Group

3332 Plasterers

Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers
  • measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens
  • preparing corner beads and securing them in position
  • fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
  • covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sandpaper
  • mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness
  • plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • creating decorative textures in finishing coats
  • applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials

Occupations:

  • 333211 Fibrous Plasterer
  • 333212 Solid Plasterer

333211 Fibrous Plasterer

Applies and fixes plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Dry Wall Plasterer

333212 Solid Plasterer

Applies decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3333 Roof Tilers

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings, specifications and work sites to determine materials required
  • erecting ladders and scaffolds
  • placing and securing waterproof sheets over eaves
  • nailing and stapling roofing underlay to roofs
  • aligning starter rows of roofing material with edges of roofs, securing with wire, staples and nails, and overlapping successive layers of tiles
  • sizing and cutting roofing material to fit around vents, chimney edges, corners and ridges
  • fixing edge and ridge tiles in cement mortar
  • slipping roofing material under prefabricated flashing and nailing it down
  • caulking and flashing exposed nail heads to prevent leaks

Occupation:

  • 333311 Roof Tiler

333311 Roof Tiler

Cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Roof Fixer
  • Roof Shingler
  • Roof Slater
Unit Group

3334 Wall and Floor Tilers

Wall and Floor Tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
  • preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
  • grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
  • applying waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
  • may lay coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics

Occupation:

  • 333411 Wall and Floor Tiler

333411 Wall and Floor Tiler

Lays ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Ceramic Tiler
  • Mosaic Tiler
Minor Group

334 Plumbers

Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
  • installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
  • designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
  • fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
  • assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems
  • installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
  • installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings
Unit Group

3341 Plumbers

Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
  • installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
  • designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
  • fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
  • assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems
  • installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
  • installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings

Occupations:

  • 334111 Plumber (General)
  • 334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • 334113 Drainer / Drainlayer
  • 334114 Gasfitter
  • 334115 Roof Plumber

334111 Plumber (General)

Installs and repairs water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Fire Services Plumber
  • Sanitary Plumber
  • Water Plumber

334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

Installs, maintains and repairs piping, ducting and equipment for heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings or vessels. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Duct Fixing Plumber

334113 Drainer / Drainlayer

Installs, maintains and designs below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Septic Tank Installer

334114 Gasfitter

Installs, maintains and repairs gas mains, piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Gas Main and Line Fitter
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gasfitter

334115 Roof Plumber

Installs, maintains and repairs flashings, metallic roof and wall claddings and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Industrial Roof Plumber
Sub-major Group

34 Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers

Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers assemble, install, test and repair electrical appliances, networks and circuits, electronic systems and equipment, lifts, refrigeration and airconditioning equipment, electrical distribution networks, and telecommunications equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams, and specifications to determine location and connections for installations
  • testing for, locating and repairing electrical malfunctions
  • cutting and connecting wiring and cables
  • assembling, fabricating and installing electrical and electronic systems, networks, components and appliances
  • installing, testing and adjusting electrical and mechanical parts of lifts
  • installing and maintaining refrigeration and airconditioning equipment, and connecting electrical systems and appliances to power supplies
  • installing, maintaining and repairing telecommunications and data transmission equipment
  • transmitting and receiving radio messages
Minor Group

341 Electricians

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment. Automotive Electricians are excluded from this minor group.

Automotive Electricians are included in Unit Group 3211 Automotive Electricians.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing or replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit
  • installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts
Unit Group

3411 Electricians

Electricians design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment. Automotive Electricians are excluded from this unit group.

Automotive Electricians are included in Unit Group 3211 Automotive Electricians.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit
  • installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts
  • installing, testing and commissioning  solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation systems

Occupations:

  • 341111 Electrician (General)
  • 341112 Electrician (Special Class)
  • 341113 Lift Mechanic

341111 Electrician (General)

Alternative Title:

  • Electrical Fitter
  • Electrical Contractor

Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Hot water solar system installers and Labourers who install solar panels are excluded from this unit group. Hot water solar system installers are included in Unit group 8214, Insulation and Home improvement installers. Labourers are included in Unit group 8999, Other Miscellaneous Labourers.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Armature Winder
  • Railway Signal Electrician
  • Solar Installer

341112 Electrician (Special Class)

Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

341113 Lift Mechanic

Alternative Title:

  • Lift Electrician

Designs, installs, maintains, services and repairs electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Minor Group

342 Electronics and Telecommunications Trades Workers

Electronics and Telecommunications Trades Workers assemble, install, test and repair electronic systems and equipment, electrical distribution and telecommunications networks, airconditioning and refrigeration equipment, business machines and telecommunications equipment, and transmit and receive radio messages.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine job requirements
  • testing for, locating, diagnosing and repairing electrical malfunctions
  • cutting and connecting wiring and cables
  • installing and maintaining airconditioning and refrigeration equipment, and connecting electrical systems and appliances to power supplies
  • installing conductors, aerial and underground cables, and equipment associated with electrical supply
  • installing, modifying, maintaining, adjusting and repairing business machines, radio and television receivers, audio and visual reproduction equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems
  • transmitting and receiving radio messages
  • installing, maintaining and repairing telecommunications and voice and data transmission equipment and appliances
Unit Group

3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points
  • drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
  • installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
  • bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
  • filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
  • test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments
  • removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant
  • checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components
  • adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems
  • recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken

Occupation:

  • 342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Assembles, installs, maintains and repairs industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment
  • installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers
  • attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies
  • maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting
  • conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network
  • conducting low-voltage switching operations
  • fitting pole hardware and crossarms
  • preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills
  • may undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation

Occupations:

  • 342211 Electrical Linesworker / Electrical Line Mechanic
  • 342212 Technical Cable Jointer

342211 Electrical Linesworker / Electrical Line Mechanic

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Distribution)
  • Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Transmission)
  • Railway Traction Line Worker

342212 Technical Cable Jointer

Joins insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches, and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3423 Electronics Trades Workers

Electronics Trades Workers maintain, adjust and repair electronic equipment such as business machines, video and audio equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems, and transmit and receive radio messages.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining and testing machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults
  • adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments
  • reassembling, test operating and adjusting equipment
  • advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunctions
  • receiving messages by interpreting code and converting to plain language, and writing and typing messages for transmission
  • monitoring radio traffic, and transmitting and receiving voice messages
  • installing electronic instruments and control systems
  • applying knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems

Occupations:

  • 342311 Business Machine Mechanic
  • 342312 Communications Operator
  • 342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • 342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
  • 342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

342311 Business Machine Mechanic

Alternative Titles:

  • Office Equipment Technician
  • Office Machine Technician

Installs, maintains and repairs electronic business equipment such as multi-function devices, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines and cash registers.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Photocopier Technician

342312 Communications Operator

Transmits and receives radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Communication Information Systems Sailor (Navy)
  • Communications and Information Systems Controller (Air Force)
  • Operator Specialist Communications (Army)

342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

Installs, maintains and repairs electronic equipment and systems such as audio and visual reproduction equipment, home entertainment systems, computers and electronic security systems.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Fire Alarm Technician
  • Home Theatre Technician
  • Security Technician
  • Video Technician

342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

Alternative Title:

  • Instrument and Control Service Person

Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs electronic instruments and control systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Communication Electronic Technician (Air Force)
  • Electronic Technician (Navy)

342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

Alternative Title:

  • Industrial Measurement and Control Technician

Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3424 Telecommunications Trades Workers

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

Occupations:

  • 342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
  • 342412 Telecommunications Cable Jointer
  • 342413 Telecommunications Linesworker / Telecommunications Line Mechanic
  • 342414 Telecommunications Technician

342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Installs internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

Skill Level: 3

342412 Telecommunications Cable Jointer

Joints, terminates and repairs copper and fibre optic telecommunications cables installed in underground pipes, trenches and overhead systems.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Fibre Optic Cable Splicer
  • Fibre Optics Jointer

342413 Telecommunications Linesworker / Telecommunications Line Mechanic

Installs, maintains and repairs external telecommunication equipment such as aerial lines, conduits and underground cables, radio and mobile phone antennae, and limited items of terminal equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Operator Bearer Systems (Army)

342414 Telecommunications Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Communications Technician

Installs, maintains and repairs telecommunications equipment and appliances, such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment, in homes, businesses, telephone exchanges and other network sites.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Technician Telecommunication Systems (Army)
Sub-major Group

35 Food Trades Workers

Food Trades Workers bake bread and pastry goods, prepare meat for sale, and plan, organise, prepare and cook food for dining and catering establishments.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • checking the cleanliness and operation of equipment and premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • preparing meat for sale and baking bread, cakes and pastries
  • preparing food and cooking using ovens, hotplates, grills and similar equipment
  • portioning food, placing it in dishes, adding gravies, sauces and garnishes
Minor Group

351 Food Trades Workers

Food Trades Workers bake bread and pastry goods, prepare meat for sale, and plan, organise, prepare and cook food for dining and catering establishments.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • checking the cleanliness and operation of equipment and premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of food at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • preparing meat for sale and baking bread, cakes and pastries
  • preparing food and cooking using ovens, hotplates, grills and similar equipment
  • portioning food, placing it in dishes, and adding gravies, sauces and garnishes
Unit Group

3511 Bakers and Pastrycooks

Bakers and Pastrycooks prepare and bake bread loaves and rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • checking the cleanliness of equipment and operation of premises before production runs to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • checking the quality of raw materials and weighing ingredients
  • kneading, maturing, cutting, moulding, mixing and shaping dough and pastry goods
  • preparing pastry fillings
  • monitoring oven temperatures and product appearance to determine baking times
  • coordinating the forming, loading, baking, unloading, de-panning and cooling of batches of bread, rolls and pastry products
  • glazing buns and pastries, and decorating cakes with cream and icing
  • operating machines which roll and mould dough and cut biscuits
  • emptying, cleaning and greasing baking trays, tins and other cooking equipment

Occupations:

  • 351111 Baker
  • 351112 Pastrycook

351111 Baker

Prepares and bakes bread loaves and rolls.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Dough Maker

351112 Pastrycook

Prepares and bakes buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Cake Decorator
Unit Group

3512 Butchers and Smallgoods Makers

Butchers and Smallgoods Makers select, cut, trim, prepare and arrange meat for sale and supply, operate meat and smallgoods processing machines, and manage the processes in the production of smallgoods.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing meat for sale by removing bones, trimming fat and cutting, mincing and grinding meat to shape and size for display or as ordered
  • preparing crumbed cuts of meat, and marinating, seasoning and curing special cuts
  • selecting and preparing meat to produce smallgoods
  • operating machines to grind, mix, mince and tenderise meat
  • making seasonings and pickles by mixing spices, salt and other ingredients
  • operating sausage filling machines, smoking chambers, and cooking kettles and vats
  • advising customers on the suitability and uses of cuts of meat
  • may assist in menu planning and scheduling, and in estimating food production costs

Occupation:

  • 351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Selects, cuts, trims, prepares and arranges meat for sale or supply, operates meat or smallgoods processing machines, or manages the processes in the production of smallgoods.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3513 Chefs

Chefs plan and organise the preparation and cooking of food in dining and catering establishments. Cooks, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this unit group.

Cooks are included in Unit Group 3514 Cooks. Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are included in Minor Group 851 Food Preparation Assistants.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
  • monitoring quality of dishes at all stages of preparation and presentation
  • discussing food preparation issues with Managers, Dietitians and kitchen and waiting staff
  • demonstrating techniques and advising on cooking procedures
  • preparing and cooking food
  • explaining and enforcing hygiene regulations
  • may select and train staff
  • may freeze and preserve foods

Occupation:

  • 351311 Chef

351311 Chef

Plans and organises the preparation and cooking of food in a dining or catering establishment.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Chef de Partie
  • Commis Chef
  • Demi Chef
  • Second Chef
  • Sous Chef
Unit Group

3514 Cooks

Cooks prepare, season and cook food in dining and catering establishments. Chefs, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this unit group.

Chefs are included in Unit Group 3513 Chefs. Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are included in Minor Group 851 Food Preparation Assistants.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining foodstuffs to ensure quality
  • regulating temperatures of ovens, grills and other cooking equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • seasoning food during cooking
  • portioning food, placing it on plates, and adding gravies, sauces and garnishes
  • storing food in temperature controlled facilities
  • preparing food to meet special dietary requirements
  • may plan menus and estimate food requirements
  • may train other kitchen staff and apprentices

Occupation:

  • 351411 Cook

351411 Cook

Prepares, seasons and cooks food in a dining or catering establishment.

Skill Level:

  • 3 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand
Sub-major Group

36 Skilled Animal, Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

Skilled Animal, Agricultural and Horticultural Workers care for, groom, train and shear animals, manage and supervise the farming and harvesting of livestock, aquatic stock, crops and forests, establish and maintain gardens, parks and surfaces used for sport, and prepare and sell floral arrangements and flowers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • caring for and grooming animals
  • training animals to obey commands and perform in competitions
  • assisting Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers and selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and decorations
  • planning, constructing and maintaining gardens, parks and surfaces used for sports, and maintaining and caring for trees and shrubs
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • supervising farming, fishery and forestry operations and the maintenance of related infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training farm, fishery and forestry workers
  • undertaking specialised roles in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry
  • shearing and classing wool and hair from animals
Minor Group

361 Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Veterinary Nurses

Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Veterinary Nurses care for, groom and train animals, and assist Veterinarians.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • training animals to obey commands and perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • assisting Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations
  • maintaining animal health records and monitoring animal health conditions and recovery after operations
Unit Group

3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, exercise, feed, groom, and care for animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupations Dog Handler or Trainer, Horse Trainer, Zookeeper and Track Rider in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pet Groomer, Kennel Hand and Animal Attendants and Trainers nec in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals and conditioning horses to perform in competitions
  • reporting to trainers on horses’ progress and performance
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
  • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests

Occupations:

  • 361111 Dog Handler or Trainer
  • 361112 Horse Trainer
  • 361113 Pet Groomer
  • 361114 Zookeeper
  • 361115 Kennel Hand
  • 361116 Track Rider
  • 361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

361111 Dog Handler or Trainer

Teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.

Skill Level: 3

361112 Horse Trainer

Prepares horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Horse Breaker

361113 Pet Groomer

Washes, dries, brushes, combs, cuts and styles pets' coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears.

Skill Level: 4

361114 Zookeeper

Feeds, provides water for and monitors the health of animals in zoos, aquaria and wildlife parks, cleans, fixes and maintains animal cages, and informs visitors about animals.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Aquarist

361115 Kennel Hand

Provides routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health and cleaning kennels.

Skill Level: 4

361116 Track Rider

Alternative Titles:

  • Exercise Rider
  • Trackwork Rider

Exercises thoroughbreds to condition them for racing by riding the horse at varying speeds. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 3

361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 4

Occupations in this group include:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Welfare Officer
Unit Group

3613 Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
  • cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
  • preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
  • assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • giving medications to animals
  • maintaining stock control and records
  • providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
  • may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
  • may act as receptionist, accept payments, and undertake clerical work

Occupation:

  • 361311 Veterinary Nurse

361311 Veterinary Nurse

Alternative Titles:

  • Animal Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant

Cares for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assists Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Skill Level: 3

Minor Group

362 Horticultural Trades Workers

Horticultural Trades Workers prepare and sell floral arrangements and flowers, establish, landscape and maintain gardens, parks and surfaces used for sport, and plant, cultivate and maintain plants and trees, and design and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • arranging supply and storage of flowers and selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and decorations
  • preparing plans and drawings, and selecting materials and plants
  • scheduling and constructing garden landscapes, and installing irrigation systems
  • preparing soil, potting media, growing sites and seedbeds before planting seeds, bulbs and new turf
  • maintaining parks, gardens, surfaces used for sport, and plants in nurseries
  • applying pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
Unit Group

3621 Florists

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and designing floral arrangements
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
  • treating flowers to extend their life
  • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
  • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
  • serving customers and accepting payments
  • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
  • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

Occupation:

  • 362111 Florist

362111 Florist

Prepares and sells floral arrangements.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3623 Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers

Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power-driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet, and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and topdressing lawns
  • diagnosing, treating, and preventing turf pests and diseases
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences, and surrounding gardens
  • may oversee and coordinate workers maintaining sports turf facilities

Occupations:

  • 362312 Sports Turf Manager
  • 362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

362312 Sports Turf Manager

Alternative Title:

  • Sportsground Manager

Manages fine turf sporting facilities and supervises and coordinates the activities of sports turf tradespersons and maintenance staff. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Head Curator (Sportsground)

362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson (Sportsground)
  • Turf Tradesperson

Maintains fine turf sporting facilities and related irrigation systems; and diagnoses, treats and prevents turf pests and diseases to enhance the presentation and playability of sport and recreation facilities. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Grounds Curator
  • Sportsground Foreperson
Unit Group

3624 Nurserypersons

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant or forestry nursery.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds, and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
  • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
  • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

Occupation:

  • 362411 Nurseryperson

362411 Nurseryperson

Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant or forestry nursery.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Forest Nursery Production Operator
  • Plant Propagator
Unit Group

3625 Arboriculture Workers

Arboriculture Workers maintain and care for individual trees and shrubs and provide specialist assessment and advice on trees and tree management in urban environments.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Arborist has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

The occupation Tree Worker has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • advising on species selection, site planning and overall tree management and care
  • examining individual trees to assess their condition, potential risks associated with limbs or trees falling, and determine treatment
  • climbing trees using ropes and harnesses and elevated work platforms to reach limbs and branches
  • maintaining and caring for trees and shrubs by pruning limbs and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
  • removing dead and decaying trees, and grinding out tree stumps
  • clearing trees from overhead electricity and telecommunications lines

Occupations:

  • 362511 Arborist
  • 362512 Tree Worker

362511 Arborist

Alternative Title:

  • Arboriculturist
  • Urban Forester

Provides specialist assessment and advice on individual trees and tree management in urban environments, including risk assessment, species selection and site planning. Works with allied professionals such as Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants to provide strategic planning for urban forest preservation, protection and management.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Arboricultural Consultant

362512 Tree Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Tree Surgeon

Maintains and cares for individual trees and shrubs in urban environments by pruning and shaping branches, treating for pests and disease, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care. Often employs specialist skills including aerial access of the tree using rope access or elevated work platforms.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Utility Tree Worker
Unit Group

3626 Gardeners (General)

Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers, and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease

Occupation:

  • 362611 Gardener (General)

362611 Gardener (General)

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3627 Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians

Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians plan and construct garden landscapes, and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, trellises, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • preparing seedbeds and growing sites
  • planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • determining irrigation system hydraulic parameters
  • installing irrigation systems including pumps and meters
  • testing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation systems

Occupations:

  • 362711 Landscape Gardener
  • 362712 Irrigation Technician

362711 Landscape Gardener

Plans and constructs garden landscapes.

Skill Level: 3

362712 Irrigation Technician

Installs, maintains and services irrigation systems for agriculture, sports turf and horticulture.

Skill Level: 3

Minor Group

363 Primary Production Supervisors and Specialists

Primary Production Supervisors and Specialists apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to undertake, manage and supervise aspects of breeding, feeding and raising livestock and aquatic stock, catching fish, cultivating and harvesting broadacre and horticultural crops, managing forests, and shearing or classing wool and hair from animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • supervising the breeding, rearing and feeding of livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, meat, eggs and wool or hair
  • shearing or classing wool and hair from animals
  • managing crops and pastures for livestock production
  • managing the planting, cultivation and harvest of broadacre or horticultural crops
  • managing implementation of animal health and plant pest control programs
  • supervising farming operations and maintenance of farming infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training Farm Workers
  • undertaking specialised roles in agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries or forestry
Unit Group

3631 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers

Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to manage and supervise aspects of aquaculture, broadacre, horticultural crop, fisheries, forestry and vineyard production.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing and supervising the breeding, raising and harvesting of fish, prawns, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • managing and supervising the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops, including wine grapes
  • managing and supervising the cultivation and maintenance of natural and plantation forests
  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • managing and supervising stock feeding and watering programs
  • supervising and undertaking the operation and maintenance of farming equipment and machinery
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment and machinery used in aquaculture, fisheries, forestry and vineyard settings
  • supervising and managing the inspection and maintenance of farm infrastructure, including fencing, trellising and water supply systems
  • ensuring fishing gear is rigged to correct specifications including legislated requirements
  • managing offboarding of catches
  • conducting forestry and fisheries-specific safety drills
  • overseeing logging and haulage crews and directing activities for reafforestation
  • organising and training workers
  • supervising work routines and day to day production operations
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and production technology systems
  • may undertake or supervise the application of pesticides and other chemicals

Occupations:

  • 363111 Aquaculture Supervisor
  • 363112 Fishing Leading Hand
  • 363113 Forestry Operations Supervisor
  • 363114 Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist
  • 363115 Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
  • 363116 Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker
  • 363117 Vineyard Supervisor
  • 363199 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec

363111 Aquaculture Supervisor

Supervises and performs specialist roles in aquacultural farming operations including in hatcheries, grow-out operations, and initial processing and packing of harvested product.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Processing Supervisor (Aquaculture)

363112 Fishing Leading Hand

Supervises fishing hands to ensure safe, efficient and effective fishing operations, preservation of quality catch and cleanliness and maintenance of workplace.

Skill Level: 3

363113 Forestry Operations Supervisor

Supervises Forestry and Logging Workers to ensure safe, efficient and effective cultivation, maintenance and harvesting of natural and plantation forests.

Skill Level: 3

363114 Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist

Supervises or performs specialist roles in horticultural farming operations including the planting, cultivation, harvest and packing of horticultural crops.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Horticultural Chemical Spray Operator
  • Horticultural Fertigation Manager
  • Horticultural Harvest Supervisor
  • Horticultural Irrigation Manager
  • Horticultural Machine Supervisor
  • Horticultural Packing Facility Supervisor
  • Horticultural Production Supervisor
  • Horticulture Section Manager

363115 Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks to manage and supervise the cultivation of broadacre crops and the breeding and raising of livestock.

Skill Level: 3

363116 Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a broadacre crop farm in managing and supervising the planting, cultivation, and harvest of broadacre crops.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Broadacre Crop Chemical Spray Operator

363117 Vineyard Supervisor

Alternative Title:

  • Leading Hand (Vineyard)

Supervises aspects of vineyard operations including maintenance, pruning, harvest operations and disease and pest monitoring.

Skill Level: 3

363199 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec

This occupation group covers Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers not elsewhere classified. This includes farm supervisors or specialists working on farms that involve two or more different commodity types not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3632 Senior Livestock Farm Workers

Senior Livestock Farm Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks in managing and supervising the breeding, feeding, raising and milking of livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, eggs, meat, wool and hair.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • identifying livestock health and nutrition problems
  • supervising animal health and welfare programs
  • establishing and managing pastures and fodder crops for livestock production, and identifying plant health and nutrition problems
  • developing and implementing livestock feeding plans
  • implementing biosecurity management measures
  • managing water supply and irrigation systems
  • supervising farming operations such as herding, catching, drenching and milking livestock
  • supervising general farming activities such as maintenance and cleaning of livestock housing and other farm infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training farm workers
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and farm technology systems

Occupations:

  • 363211 Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker
  • 363212 Senior Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
  • 363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
  • 363214 Senior Piggery Stockperson
  • 363215 Senior Sheep Farm Worker
  • 363299 Senior Livestock Farm Workers nec

363211 Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Leading Hand (Beef Cattle)
  • Overseer (Beef Cattle)

Performs skilled tasks on a beef cattle farm or station in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of cattle.

Skill Level: 3

363212 Senior Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a cattle and sheep farm in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of a cattle and sheep.

Skill Level: 3

363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Dairy Herd Manager

Performs skilled tasks on a dairy farm in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, droving, feeding and milking of dairy cattle.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Production Manager (Dairy Cattle) (Skill Level 2)

363214 Senior Piggery Stockperson

Alternative Title:

  • Senior Piggery Attendant

Performs skilled tasks in a piggery in managing and supervising the breeding, farrowing, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of pigs.

Skill Level: 3

363215 Senior Sheep Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a sheep farm or station in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of sheep.

Skill Level: 3

363299 Senior Livestock Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Senior Livestock Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Senior Horse Stud Worker
  • Senior Poultry Farm Worker
Unit Group

3633 Shearers and Wool Classers

Shearers and Wool Classers remove and classify wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Shearer has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

The occupation Wool Classer has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • selecting and preparing shearing equipment
  • catching and positioning animals for shearing
  • shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
  • identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
  • treating skin cuts
  • returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
  • inspecting fleece to determine its type according to physical characteristics (staple length and strength, fibre diameter, colour)
  • classing wool into lines to meet processors’ requirements and to optimise growers’ returns
  • managing wool handling teams
  • instructing wool handlers and supervising the picking up, skirting, rolling and pressing of fleeces
  • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment
  • may shear stud animals with hand shears or special combs

Occupations:

  • 363311 Shearer
  • 363312 Wool Classer

363311 Shearer

Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Skill Level: 3

363312 Wool Classer

Classifies wool to industry standards or market requirements.

Skill Level:

  • 3 Australia
  • 2 New Zealand
Sub-major Group

39 Other Technicians and Trades Workers

This sub-major group covers Technicians and Trades Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Hairdressers, Printing Trades Workers, Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers, and Wood Trades Workers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Minor Group

391 Hairdressers

Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces
Unit Group

3911 Hairdressers

Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces

Occupation:

  • 391111 Hairdresser

391111 Hairdresser

Cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Barber
Minor Group

392 Printing Trades Workers

Printing Trades Workers compose and set type prior to printing, set up and operate printing presses, bind and finish printed products, and prepare stencils and operate screen printing equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation and correction, retouching and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, cylinder and digital output productions
  • setting up, operating and monitoring machines used in typesetting, photographing copy, printing and cutting, folding, collating and binding printed material
  • performing routine finishing operations and machine maintenance
  • preparing stencils and operating screen printing equipment
Unit Group

3921 Print Finishers and Screen Printers

Print Finishers and Screen Printers bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven and hand-operated screen print equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • setting up and supervising the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
  • binding full, half and limp-bound books, and repairing bindings
  • folding, collating and sewing signatures by machine and hand
  • operating paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming, and programming electronically operated units
  • operating systems to insert printed material into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
  • embellishing printed products automatically and manually
  • operating photographic and electronic reproduction devices
  • preparing stencils using computer and hand-cut methods
  • selecting, mixing and matching coloured inks and loading into screen printing presses
  • loading printed items into drying racks, and unloading and stacking dry items

Occupations:

  • 392111 Print Finisher
  • 392112 Screen Printer

392111 Print Finisher

Binds books and other publications, and finishes printed products by hand or machine.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Mailhouse Operator (Aus)
  • Paper Guillotine Operator (Bookbinding)

392112 Screen Printer

Prepares stencils, and sets up and operates power-driven or hand-operated screen print equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Screen Printing Stencil Preparer
  • Textiles Printer
Unit Group

3922 Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers

Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers manipulate, set and compose text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operating graphic cameras and other photographic equipment to reproduce camera-ready copy onto films, plates and digital output devices
  • using computer applications to generate images, text, layouts and impositions for print and other visual media displays
  • operating plate making equipment to reproduce images from film to printing plates, digital output devices and presses
  • operating computer screen-based equipment for scanning, colour separation, colour correction, masking, creative design, combining, imposing, retouching, and other processes used to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate, digital output and cylinder productions
  • carrying out digital and chemical proofing from digital systems, and negative and positive films
  • evaluating printed proofs, checking and correcting them for quality
  • preparing and exposing carbon tissue for laying on cylinders by transfer method, and developing images

Occupation:

  • 392211 Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

392211 Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker

Manipulates, sets and composes text and graphics into a format suitable for printing and other visual media.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Desktop Publishing Operator
Unit Group

3923 Printers

Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
  • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
  • monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
  • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
  • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
  • loading paper into feeding mechanisms
  • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
  • undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
  • producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
  • may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines

Occupations:

  • 392311 Printing Machinist
  • 392312 Small Offset Printer

392311 Printing Machinist

Produces books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, posters, leaflets, packaging materials and stationery using printing presses.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Flexographic Printing Machinist
  • Gravure Printing Machinist
  • Label Printing Machinist
  • Letterpress Printing Machinist
  • Lithographic Printing Machinist
  • Reel Fed Printer
  • Sheet Fed Printer

392312 Small Offset Printer

Alternative Title:

  • Instant Printer Operator

Sets up and operates small offset printing presses used in instant print shops or for in-house printing.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Digital Printer
Minor Group

393 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers prepare patterns and materials for fabricating and repairing garments, shoes, covers for furniture and other fabric, leather and canvas goods.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conferring with clients to determine styles, designs and articles to be fabricated
  • cutting out master patterns
  • cutting and preparing leather, canvas and sailcloth
  • sewing, gluing and riveting leather and canvas
  • lasting shoes and providing modifications and repairs to footwear
  • sewing, fitting and altering garments
  • measuring, cutting and covering furniture with materials
  • padding and covering spring units to upholster mattresses
Unit Group

3931 Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

Canvas and Leather Goods Makers make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • cutting and preparing canvas, leather and sailcloth to design specifications, patterns and drawings
  • sewing, gluing and riveting sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs
  • attaching grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods
  • joining parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
  • restoring and repairing leather articles
  • fabricating sails
  • designing patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
  • making and grading patterns using manual and computerised methods
  • clicking synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine
  • altering and repairing footwear

Occupations:

  • 393111 Canvas Goods Fabricator
  • 393112 Leather Goods Maker
  • 393113 Sail Maker
  • 393114 Shoemaker

393111 Canvas Goods Fabricator

Alternative Title:

  • Canvas Goods Maker

Fabricates and repairs canvas and related products such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins, horse rugs and caravan annexes.

Skill Level: 3

393112 Leather Goods Maker

Fabricates and repairs leather articles such as wallets, cases, harnesses and saddlery.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Saddler

393113 Sail Maker

Fabricates and repairs sails and other articles from sailcloth.

Skill Level: 3

393114 Shoemaker

Makes and repairs boots or shoes.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Medical Grade Shoemaker
  • Shoe Repairer
Unit Group

3932 Clothing Trades Workers

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
  • pressing and finishing work

Occupations:

  • 393211 Apparel Cutter
  • 393212 Clothing Patternmaker
  • 393213 Dressmaker or Tailor
  • 393299 Clothing Trades Workers nec

393211 Apparel Cutter

Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.

Skill Level: 3

393212 Clothing Patternmaker

Draws sets of master patterns following sketches, sample articles and design specifications, and cuts out patterns for garments.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Pattern Grader (Clothing)
  • Patternmaker-Grader

393213 Dressmaker or Tailor

Makes, alters and repairs women's and men's tailored garments, formal wear, couturier clothing, and special occasion wear such as suits, dresses, coats, evening wear and bridal wear.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Costume Maker
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Wardrobe Coordinator

393299 Clothing Trades Workers nec

This occupation group covers Clothing Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Milliner
Unit Group

3933 Upholsterers

Upholsterers make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conferring with clients to determine materials and cost of furniture items to be made or repaired
  • making and repairing wooden frames, and removing and replacing defective springs
  • removing coverings, webbing and padding from old furniture
  • securing material, padding, springs and webbing to articles to be upholstered
  • measuring and cutting materials and covering furniture
  • seaming cushions and joining sections of covering material
  • attaching ornamental trims, braids and buttons
  • padding and covering spring units to upholster mattresses
  • may finish wooden surfaces on furniture
  • may remove stains from fabric

Occupation:

  • 393311 Upholsterer

393311 Upholsterer

Makes, rebuilds and repairs upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Mattress Maker
Minor Group

394 Wood Trades Workers

Wood Trades Workers fabricate, repair and finish wooden furniture and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture, set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, and make picture frames and other wood products.

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood using tools ranging from hand tools to large timber cutting machines
  • determining tooling and machine requirements
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • repairing and finishing furniture
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making picture frames and other wood products.
Unit Group

3941 Cabinetmakers

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making frames for chairs and couches
  • may repair and refurbish furniture and antiques

Occupation:

  • 394111 Cabinetmaker

394111 Cabinetmaker

Fabricates or repairs wooden furniture, and fits and assembles prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Antique Furniture Reproducer
  • Antique Furniture Restorer
  • Chair and Couch Maker
  • Coffin Maker
Unit Group

3942 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers

Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish furniture, and make picture frames and frame paintings, photographs and other artwork.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • determining tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • setting up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operating machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
  • removing old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
  • fitting and fastening frame pieces
  • mounting backing materials and subjects for framing

Occupations:

  • 394211 Furniture Finisher
  • 394212 Picture Framer
  • 394213 Wood Machinist
  • 394214 Wood Turner
  • 394299 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec

394211 Furniture Finisher

Applies finishes, such as stain, lacquer, paint, oil and varnish, to furniture, and polishes and waxes finished furniture surfaces.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • French Polisher

394212 Picture Framer

Cuts out and assembles mouldings to make picture frames, and frames paintings, photographs, needlework and other artwork.

Skill Level: 3

394213 Wood Machinist

Cuts, planes, turns, shapes and sands wood stock to specifications.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Automatic Profile Sander Operator
  • Copy Lathe Operator
  • Edge Bander Operator
  • Jigmaker (Wood)
  • Panel Saw Operator
  • Sawmill Moulder Operator
  • Woodworking Machine Setter

394214 Wood Turner

Operates wood turning lathes to turn and shape wood stock.

Skill Level: 3

394299 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec

This occupation group covers Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Cane Furniture Maker
  • Cooper
  • Wood Model Maker
Minor Group

399 Miscellaneous Technicians and Trades Workers

This minor group covers Technicians and Trades Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Boat Builders and Shipwrights; Chemical, Gas Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators; Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians; Jewellers; Performing Arts Technicians; and Signwriters.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Unit Group

3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
  • marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
  • checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus
  • assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
  • erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
  • installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
  • building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • determining repair requirements and procedures
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete

Occupations:

  • 399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
  • 399112 Shipwright

399111 Boat Builder and Repairer

Builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Composite Boat Builder
  • Rigger (Boat)
  • Sparmaker
  • Wooden Boat Builder
  • Yacht Builder

399112 Shipwright

Constructs, fits out and repairs ships. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Loftsman/woman (Marine)
  • Ship's Carpenter
Unit Group

3992 Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators control the operation of chemical production equipment, pump gas and oil from wellheads, refine and process petroleum products, and operate boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • controlling equipment performing continuous and batch processes to process chemicals and natural gas, manufacture refined petroleum products, and blend petroleum base stocks to produce commercial fuels, lubricating oils and asphalt
  • controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw material and processing agents such as catalysts and filtering media into plant
  • patrolling and inspecting equipment to ensure proper operation and setting operating controls on equipment
  • analysing samples and readings and recording test data
  • controlling records of production, quantities transferred and details of blending and pumping operations
  • checking equipment for malfunctions
  • inspection, repair, service and maintain equipment

  • operating power generation plant controls to produce required load
  • monitoring operation of power generation plant and interpreting instrument readings
  • authorising procedures to isolate high-voltage and low-voltage electrical apparatus and plant
  • writing reports and maintaining records on equipment performance, instrument readings and switching operations
  • carrying out routine operating tests

Occupations:

  • 399211 Chemical Plant Operator
  • 399212 Gas or Petroleum Operator
  • 399213 Power Generation Plant Operator

399211 Chemical Plant Operator

Controls the operation of chemical production plant.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Chemicals Distiller
  • Chemicals Fermentation Operator
  • Industrial Gas Production Operator
  • Paint Maker
  • Pharmaceutical Plant Operator
  • Pilot Plant Operator

399212 Gas or Petroleum Operator

Alternative Titles:

  • Oil and Gas Well Treatment Operator
  • Oil, Gas and Pipe Tester
  • Petroleum and Gas Refining and Pumping Operator

Operates equipment to pump oil and gas from wellheads, and refine and process petroleum products.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Gas Compressor Turbine Operator
  • Petroleum Blending Plant Operator
  • Petroleum Terminal Plant Operator
  • Refinery Pipeline Operator

399213 Power Generation Plant Operator

Operates boilers, turbogenerators and associated plant to generate electrical power. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Wind Turbine Technician
Unit Group

3993 Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data

Occupations:

  • 399311 Gallery or Museum Technician
  • 399312 Library Technician

399311 Gallery or Museum Technician

Prepares artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, and arranges and constructs gallery or museum exhibits.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Taxidermist

399312 Library Technician

Assists Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

Skill Level: 2

Unit Group

3994 Jewellers

Jewellers make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, craft objects out of precious metals, and cut, shape and polish rough gemstones to produce fashion and industrial jewels.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining designs and specifications for jewellery and precious metal objects
  • shaping moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • assembling articles by soldering, screwing, riveting and otherwise joining
  • securing precious stones in retaining prongs and ridges, and smoothing and checking final settings
  • engraving designs on ring settings, brooches, bracelets and other articles
  • repairing jewellery by soldering, replacing and rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • appraising the quality and value of jewellery
  • cutting and dividing stones to approximate final shape, using precision hand and power tools and jigs
  • securing stones and shapes, cutting angles, smoothing and polishing
  • finishing articles using files, emery paper and buffing machines
  • restyling old jewellery

Occupation:

  • 399411 Jeweller

399411 Jeweller

Makes and repairs jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, crafts objects out of precious metals, or cuts, shapes and polishes rough gemstones to produce fashion or industrial jewels.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Diamond Cutter
  • Faceter
  • Gem Setter
  • Goldsmith
  • Lapidary
  • Opal Polisher
  • Ring Maker
  • Silversmith
Unit Group

3995 Performing Arts Technicians

Performing Arts Technicians provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • operating microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter sites and receiving video signals from remote locations
  • maintaining and repairing radio and television transmitters and associated equipment
  • selecting and attaching equipment to cameras, positioning cameras, and following the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls
  • positioning equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operating lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances
  • applying and retouching make up during shooting and performance, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds
  • designing and making musical instruments and instrument parts using specially selected materials and techniques similar to those used in cabinetmaking, metal pipe making, silversmithing and wood carving, and tuning and repairing musical instruments
  • setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones, and operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality
  • selecting and setting up television recording, editing and mixing equipment, and adjusting and monitoring their operation

Occupations:

  • 399511 Broadcast Transmitter Operator
  • 399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)
  • 399513 Light Technician
  • 399514 Make Up Artist
  • 399515 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer
  • 399516 Sound Technician
  • 399517 Television Equipment Operator
  • 399599 Performing Arts Technicians nec

399511 Broadcast Transmitter Operator

Operates consoles to control radio or television broadcast transmitters.

Skill Level: 3

399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

Sets up and operates cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Focus Puller (Film)

399513 Light Technician

Positions and controls lighting equipment for film, television or video productions or stage performances.

Skill Level: 3

399514 Make Up Artist

Designs and applies make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.

Skill Level: 3

399515 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer

Builds, repairs and restores musical instruments, and modifies and tunes them to owners' specifications.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Piano Tuner

399516 Sound Technician

Operates audio equipment to record, enhance, mix and amplify sound in support of television, radio, film or video productions, or stage performances.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Audio Operator
  • Dubbing Machine Operator
  • Foley Artist
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Effects Person
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video and Sound Recorder

399517 Television Equipment Operator

Operates television equipment to record, edit, mix and prepare material for broadcast.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Vision Mixer

399599 Performing Arts Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Performing Arts Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Continuity Person
  • Microphone Boom Operator
  • Performing Arts Road Manager
  • Special Effects Person
  • Theatrical Dresser
Unit Group

3996 Signwriters

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • conferring with clients and responding to proposals, sketches and written instructions to determine composition of signs
  • designing and creating signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • designing and creating wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
  • painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • making and erecting three dimensional signs
  • preparing cost estimates for labour and materials
  • may erect and work on scaffolding
  • may install signs on-site

Occupation:

  • 399611 Signwriter

399611 Signwriter

Designs, fabricates and paints signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Sign Manufacturer
Unit Group

3999 Other Miscellaneous Technicians and Trades Workers

This unit group covers Technicians and Trades Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers / Dispensing Opticians, Optical Mechanics, Photographer's Assistants, Plastics Technicians and Fire Protection Equipment Technicians.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Interior Decorator in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Photographer's Assistant in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations:

  • 399911 Diver
  • 399912 Interior Decorator
  • 399913 Optical Dispenser / Dispensing Optician
  • 399914 Optical Mechanic
  • 399915 Photographer's Assistant
  • 399916 Plastics Technician
  • 399918 Fire Protection Equipment Technician
  • 399999 Technicians and Trades Workers nec

399911 Diver

Swims underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Abalone Diver
  • Clearance Diver (Navy)
  • Fisheries Diver
  • Hyperbaric Welder Diver
  • Offshore Diver
  • Onshore Diver
  • Pearl Diver
  • Saturation Diver
  • Scientific Diver

399912 Interior Decorator

Plans the interior design of commercial or residential premises and arranges for decorating work to be done.

Skill Level: 2

399913 Optical Dispenser / Dispensing Optician

Interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

399914 Optical Mechanic

Operates machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fits lenses to spectacle frames.

Skill Level: 3

399915 Photographer's Assistant

Assists Photographers in taking and developing photographs.

Skill Level: 4

399916 Plastics Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Plastics Fitter

Sets up, adjusts, repairs and troubleshoots machines which manufacture plastics products.

Skill Level: 3

399918 Fire Protection Equipment Technician

Installs, tests and maintains fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Fire Alarm Technicians and Sprinkler Fitters are excluded from this occupation. Fire Alarm Technicians are included in Unit Group 3423 Electronics Trades Workers, in Occupation 342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker. Sprinkler Fitters are included in Unit Group 3341 Plumbers, in Occupation 334111 Plumber (General).

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Fire Extinguisher Technician

399999 Technicians and Trades Workers nec

This occupation group covers Technicians and Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Airborne Electronics Analyst (Air Force)
  • Architectural Model Maker
  • Canoe Maker
  • Coffee Machine Technician
  • Fibre Composite Technician
  • Glass Blower
  • Grain Protection Officer
  • Hide and Skin Classer
  • Kayak Maker
  • Parachute Rigger
  • Pearl Technician
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Ski Technician
  • Surfboard Maker