Minor Group

899 Miscellaneous Labourers

This minor group includes Labourers not elsewhere classified. It includes Caretakers, Deck and Fishing Hands, Handypersons, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters, Printing Assistants and Table Workers, Recycling and Rubbish Collectors, and Vending Machine Attendants.

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 II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Unit Group

8991 Caretakers

Caretakers maintain and clean residential buildings, schools, offices, holiday camps, caravan parks and associated grounds.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • filling out registration forms and providing tenants with copies of rules
  • collecting rent, and filling out and issuing receipts
  • cleaning common facilities, grounds and gardens, replacing light bulbs, checking fire hoses and extinguishers, and performing other cleaning and maintenance tasks
  • notifying management and owners of buildings of the need for major repairs
  • cautioning tenants regarding excessive noise, disorderly conduct and abuse of property
  • patrolling buildings to ensure security is maintained
  • purchasing cleaning supplies

Occupation:

  • 899111 Caretaker

899111 Caretaker

Maintains and cleans a residential building, school, office, holiday camp or caravan park and associated grounds.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Janitor
Unit Group

8992 Deck and Fishing Hands

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

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 II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

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

At least one year 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:

  • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
  • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship's course as directed
  • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
  • patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
  • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
  • casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and traps into water
  • preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
  • hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life
  • sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch

Occupations:

  • 899211 Deck Hand
  • 899212 Fishing Hand

899211 Deck Hand

Alternative Title:

  • Seafarer

Performs maintenance and lookout tasks aboard a ship.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Barge Hand
  • Ferry Hand
  • Tug Hand

899212 Fishing Hand

Catches fish, crustacea and molluscs using nets, pots, lines and traps in ocean and inland waters.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Cray Fishing Hand
  • Deep Sea Commercial Fishing Hand
Unit Group

8993 Handypersons

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • repairing broken windows, screens, doors, fences, barbecues, picnic tables, shelves, cupboards and other items
  • replacing defective items such as light bulbs
  • repairing and painting interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, ceilings and fences
  • clearing rubbish and leaves from driveways and grounds
  • mowing lawns and cultivating gardens
  • adjusting doors and windows
  • replacing tap washers
  • putting up handrails and grab rails

Occupation:

  • 899311 Handyperson

899311 Handyperson

Cleans, paints, repairs and maintains buildings, grounds and facilities.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Hotel Yardperson
Unit Group

8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters fit and replace parts and accessories on 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 II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

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

At least one year 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 old and damaged parts and cleaning surrounding areas on vehicles
  • fitting batteries and installing accessories such as sunroofs, stereos and alarms
  • removing damaged glass, trimming strips and rubber seals from window frames and mountings on motor vehicles, positioning new windscreens and glass windows on frames and attaching and sealing them
  • inspecting, removing and repairing muffler mountings, and fitting new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes
  • removing radiators from vehicles and cleaning and repairing them
  • installing new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairing and replacing other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps
  • inspecting tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairing punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres
  • operating air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles
  • balancing wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment

Occupations:

  • 899411 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
  • 899412 Autoglazier
  • 899413 Exhaust and Muffler Repairer
  • 899414 Radiator Repairer
  • 899415 Tyre Fitter

899411 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)

Fits and replaces parts and accessories on motor vehicles.

Skill Level: 4

899412 Autoglazier

Alternative Title:

  • Windscreen Fitter

Repairs and replaces windscreens and side and rear glass in motor vehicles.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Vehicle Window Tinter

899413 Exhaust and Muffler Repairer

Alternative Title:

  • Exhaust and Muffler Fitter

Repairs and replaces defective exhaust and muffler systems in motor vehicles.

Skill Level: 4

899414 Radiator Repairer

Alternative Title:

  • Radiator Fitter

Repairs and replaces radiators and cooling systems in motor vehicles.

Skill Level: 4

899415 Tyre Fitter

Fits, repairs and replaces tyres on motor vehicles.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8995 Printing Assistants and Table Workers

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed 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 II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

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

At least one year 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:

  • assisting with setting up, operating and adjusting machines
  • maintaining and lubricating printing and bindery machines
  • clearing waste and cleaning work areas and machines
  • folding, collating and fastening printed products by machine and hand
  • performing hand binding and finishing operations
  • operating specialised machines such as casing-in and mini binders, and automatic carton folding and gluing machines
  • carrying out routine quality control

Occupations:

  • 899511 Printer's Assistant
  • 899512 Printing Table Worker

899511 Printer's Assistant

Performs routine tasks in the production of printed materials.

Skill Level: 4

899512 Printing Table Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Printing Bindery Assistant
  • Printing Table Hand

Operates bindery machines and performs manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8996 Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • riding on and in garbage and recycling trucks
  • collecting rubbish and items for recycling from domestic, commercial and industrial premises
  • loading rubbish and recycling into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
  • unloading garbage and recycling trucks
  • may operate compacting equipment on garbage trucks
  • may supervise other garbage collectors

Occupation:

  • 899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

Alternative Title:

  • Waste Removalist

Collects household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling or disposal.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Garbage Depot Worker
Unit Group

8997 Vending Machine Attendants

Vending Machine Attendants stock and maintain vending and amusement machines and collect money from coin boxes.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • loading, unloading and transporting stock and equipment
  • replenishing vending machines with stock
  • clearing money from machines, accounting for money collected, and checking monitoring systems
  • keeping stock records, and machine maintenance and repair records
  • may test vending machines' dispensing, coin-handling, electrical, refrigeration, carbonation and ice-making systems
  • may adjust and repair vending machines and replace defective mechanical and electrical parts using hand tools and soldering-irons

Occupation:

  • 899711 Vending Machine Attendant

899711 Vending Machine Attendant

Alternative Title:

  • Vending Machine Refiller

Stocks and maintains vending and amusement machines and collects money from coin boxes.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Poker Machine Attendant
Unit Group

8999 Other Miscellaneous Labourers

This unit group covers Labourers not elsewhere classified. It includes Bicycle Mechanics, Car Park Attendants, Crossing Supervisors, Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistants, Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverers, Mechanic's Assistants, Railways Assistants, Sign Erectors, Ticket Collectors or Ushers, Trolley Collectors and Road Traffic Controllers.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Occupations:

  • 899911 Bicycle Mechanic
  • 899912 Car Park Attendant
  • 899913 Crossing Supervisor
  • 899914 Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant
  • 899915 Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer
  • 899916 Mechanic's Assistant
  • 899917 Railways Assistant
  • 899918 Sign Erector
  • 899921 Ticket Collector or Usher
  • 899922 Trolley Collector
  • 899923 Road Traffic Controller
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899911 Bicycle Mechanic

Alternative Titles:

  • Bicycle Repairer

Specialisation:

  • Bicycle Technician (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Repairs and adjusts bicycles, and assembles bicycle kits.

Skill Level: 5

899912 Car Park Attendant

Operates and maintains a car parking facility by guarding cars in parking areas and collecting fees at car park entry or exit points. May drive and park cars, and operate boom gates.

Skill Level: 5

899913 Crossing Supervisor

Assists children, disabled and other pedestrians to cross roads by stopping traffic and ensuring all pedestrians have crossed safely before allowing traffic to flow through the crossing.

Skill Level: 5

899914 Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant

Assists Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers to install and maintain electrical and telecommunications systems.

Skill Level: 5

899915 Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer

Collects leaflets or newspapers from a collection point and delivers them to homes in a specified area.

Skill Level: 5

899916 Mechanic's Assistant

Assists Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Lube Attendant

899917 Railways Assistant

Assists with operating and maintaining facilities at a railway station by updating platform indicators showing train times and destinations, collecting and checking passenger tickets, giving signals for train departures, and cleaning station facilities.

Skill Level: 5

899918 Sign Erector

Erects and installs signs, and cleans signs and their sites after installation.

Skill Level: 5

899921 Ticket Collector or Usher

Alternative Title:

  • Venue Attendant

Collects tickets or admission passes and ushers patrons to their seats at an entertainment, sporting or recreational venue, prepares the venue before an event and locks up premises afterwards.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Entertainment Usher
  • Gatekeeper
  • Turnstile Attendant

899922 Trolley Collector

Collects supermarket trolleys from car parks and other areas, and returns them to the supermarket by hand or trailer. May drive a small tractor to tow the trolleys.

Skill Level: 5

899923 Road Traffic Controller

Manually directs road traffic and pedestrian flows on, near, or adjacent to roads during road closures or part road closures due to construction, maintenance or roadside works; public events; or emergency responses using signs and devices to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Events Traffic Controller

899999 Labourers nec

This occupation group covers Labourers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Bowling Alley Attendant
  • Clothes Sorter
  • Grip
  • Racecourse Barrier Attendant
  • Stagehand
  • Studio Hand
  • Swimming Pool Serviceperson