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Major Group

8 Labourers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

8 Labourers

Labourers perform a variety of routine and repetitive physical tasks using hand and power tools, and machines either as an individual or as part of a team assisting more skilled workers such as Trades Workers, and Machinery Operators and Drivers.

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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • cleaning commercial, industrial and domestic premises, vehicles and machines
  • spreading, levelling and finishing concrete and bituminous paving materials, and assembling and erecting scaffolding and rigging
  • loading and unloading machines, assembling components, and grading, inspecting and packing products
  • assisting with cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, and with livestock production
  • processing meat and seafood, and assisting with producing and preparing food
  • loading and unloading freight from trucks, trains and ships, and stocking shelves in stores and supermarkets
Sub-major Group

81 Cleaners and Laundry Workers

Cleaners and Laundry Workers clean vehicles, commercial, industrial and domestic premises, construction sites and industrial machines, and clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications 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)

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:

  • removing rubbish and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • vacuuming and steam cleaning carpets, upholstery, curtains and floors
  • applying cleaning agents to remove stains and dirt
  • washing articles to remove stains and dirt
  • picking up, sorting, washing, drying and ironing linen and clothes
  • cleaning windows and other glass surfaces
Minor Group

811 Cleaners and Laundry Workers

Cleaners and Laundry Workers clean vehicles, commercial, industrial and domestic premises, construction sites and industrial machines, and clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications 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)

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:

  • removing rubbish and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • vacuuming and steam cleaning carpets, upholstery, curtains and floors
  • applying cleaning agents to remove stains and dirt
  • washing articles to remove stains and dirt
  • picking up, sorting, washing, drying and ironing linen and clothes
  • cleaning windows and other glass surfaces
Unit Group

8111 Car Detailers

Car Detailers wash and clean exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touch up paint work, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

​​​​​​​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:

  • washing, drying, polishing and waxing vehicle exteriors
  • vacuuming vehicle interiors, and drycleaning carpets and upholstery
  • applying cleaning agents to remove stains from vehicle interiors
  • washing tyres and wheel arches, and blackening tyres
  • washing and polishing vehicle windows
  • emptying and cleaning compartments in vehicles
  • may make minor repairs and touch up finishes to remove scratches

Occupation:

  • 811111 Car Detailer

811111 Car Detailer

Alternative Title:

  • Vehicle Detailer

Washes and cleans exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touches up paint work, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8112 Commercial Cleaners

Commercial Cleaners clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.

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

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:

  • vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • removing rubbish and recyclable material, and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • stripping wax from floors, re-waxing and polishing floors
  • cleaning and disinfecting laundry and bathroom fixtures, replenishing supplies and reporting defective plumbing fixtures
  • operating industrial vacuum cleaners to clean floors, work areas and machines
  • removing dust and dirt from ceilings, walls, overhead pipes and fixtures
  • applying acids and solvents to surfaces to remove stains and dirt
  • removing lint, dust, soot, oil, grease, sludge and other residues from machines, hulls and holds of ships, and interiors and exteriors of furnaces, boilers and tanks
  • may clean exteriors of buildings by sand-blasting and applying solvents

Occupation:

  • 811211 Commercial Cleaner

811211 Commercial Cleaner

Cleans offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Aircraft Cabin Cleaner
  • School Cleaner
Unit Group

8113 Domestic Cleaners

Domestic Cleaners clean and tidy private dwellings such as houses, units, flats, apartments and townhouses.

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:

  • vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • sweeping, mopping, waxing and polishing tiled, vinyl, timber and concrete floors
  • tidying rooms, emptying wastepaper bins and removing refuse and recyclable material
  • cleaning, disinfecting and deodorising kitchens, bathrooms and toilets
  • dusting, cleaning and polishing furniture and other homewares
  • cleaning windows and other glass surfaces

Occupation:

  • 811311 Domestic Cleaner

811311 Domestic Cleaner

Cleans and tidies private dwellings such as houses, units, flats, apartments and townhouses.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8114 Housekeepers

Housekeepers perform cleaning and housekeeping duties in hotels, motels and other commercial premises, and in private residences.

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:

  • cleaning the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas
  • sweeping, mopping and polishing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, and cleaning curtains and upholstered furniture
  • dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • picking up rubbish, emptying garbage containers, and taking contents to waste areas for removal
  • restocking minibars and replenishing items such as drinking glasses, writing equipment, linen and groceries
  • stripping and making beds, and changing bed linen
  • maintaining kitchens, washing dishes and cooking utensils, and cleaning appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
  • picking up, sorting, washing, drying, ironing and mending linen and clothes
  • preparing and cooking meals, setting and clearing tables, and serving food and beverages
  • taking care of household pets and plants, receiving visitors, answering telephones, delivering messages, and shopping for groceries

Occupations:

  • 811411 Commercial Housekeeper
  • 811412 Domestic Housekeeper

811411 Commercial Housekeeper

Cleans, vacuums and mops floors, makes beds, and restocks mini bars and bathroom supplies in hotel and motel rooms and other commercial premises.

Skill Level: 5

811412 Domestic Housekeeper

Cleans, cooks and performs other housekeeping tasks in private residences.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8115 Laundry Workers

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

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:

  • sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
  • checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
  • loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
  • adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • ironing and pressing clean articles
  • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch

Occupations:

  • 811511 Laundry Worker (General)
  • 811512 Drycleaner
  • 811513 Ironer or Presser

811511 Laundry Worker (General)

Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Linen Sorter

811512 Drycleaner

Cleans clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using drycleaning agents and machines.

Skill Level: 5

811513 Ironer or Presser

Irons or presses garments and other fabrics, such as delicate and formal wear, in a commercial laundry or private residence.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8116 Other Cleaners

Other Cleaners clean surfaces, materials and objects, such as carpets, windows, walls, swimming pools and cooling towers, using specialised cleaning equipment and chemicals.

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.

The occupation Carpet Cleaner in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications 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:

  • cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture using cleaning machines and their attachments
  • selecting and applying cleaning agents to remove stains from carpets, windows and surfaces
  • filling carpet cleaning machines with water and other cleaning agents
  • using ladders, swinging scaffolds, bosun's chairs, hydraulic bucket trucks and other equipment to reach and clean windows in multi-storey buildings
  • pushing pile-lifting machines over carpets and brushing pile to raise and fluff nap
  • treating carpets with soil-repellent chemicals and deodorants, and treating for pests
  • cleaning stone walls, metal surfaces, fascia's and window frames using high pressure water cleaners and solvents
  • applying chemicals and high pressure cleaning methods to remove micro-organisms from water and filtration systems, and using wet vacuums and other suction equipment to remove scale, accumulated dirt and other deposits from swimming pools, cooling tower components and drains

Occupations:

  • 811611 Carpet Cleaner
  • 811612 Window Cleaner
  • 811699 Cleaners nec

811611 Carpet Cleaner

Cleans carpets, rugs and furniture upholstery using powder, liquid and steam cleaning methods, and applies soil-repellent chemicals and deodorants.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Upholstery Cleaner

811612 Window Cleaner

Cleans interior and exterior window surfaces.

Skill Level: 5

811699 Cleaners nec

This occupation group covers Cleaners not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Chimney Sweep
  • Graffiti Cleaner
  • High Pressure Cleaner
  • Swimming Pool Cleaner
Sub-major Group

82 Construction and Mining Labourers

Construction and Mining Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in house building, road, rail and general construction, and in drilling, mining and mineral ore treatment, usually under close supervision.

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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • loading and unloading construction materials and equipment, and transporting them around building sites
  • mixing, spreading and levelling concrete, plaster and mortar
  • laying out fence lines and lifting and positioning posts
  • insulating buildings, pipes and ducting
  • fitting awnings, security screens and other home improvements
  • assembling and erecting scaffolding and rigging
  • digging holes and trenches, and spreading, levelling and compacting soil, gravel, sand and ballast
  • erecting and dismantling barricades
  • directing cranes
Minor Group

821 Construction and Mining Labourers

Construction and Mining Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in house building, road, rail and general construction, and in drilling, mining and mineral ore treatment, usually under close supervision.

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.

Tasks Include:

  • loading and unloading construction materials and equipment, and transporting them around building sites
  • mixing, spreading and levelling concrete, plaster and mortar
  • laying out fence lines and lifting and positioning posts
  • insulating buildings, pipes and ducting
  • fitting awnings, security screens and other home improvements
  • assembling and erecting scaffolding and rigging
  • digging holes and trenches, and spreading, levelling and compacting soil, gravel, sand and ballast
  • erecting and dismantling barricades
  • directing cranes
Unit Group

8211 Building and Plumbing Labourers

Building and Plumbing Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks associated with erecting and repairing structures and facilities, maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, excavating earth and clearing and levelling sites, and installing and maintaining piping systems, fixtures and water regulators.

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 and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
  • erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • using ladders, swinging scaffolds, bosun's chairs, hydraulic bucket trucks and other equipment to reach and demolish multi-storey structures
  • cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
  • digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings
  • assisting with installing fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and sprinkler systems

Occupations:

  • 821111 Builder's Labourer
  • 821112 Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer
  • 821113 Earthmoving Labourer
  • 821114 Plumber's Assistant

821111 Builder's Labourer

Alternative Title:

  • Construction Worker

Performs routine tasks in erecting and repairing structures and facilities on building and construction sites and in factories producing prefabricated building components.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Bricklayer's Assistant
  • Carpenter's Assistant
  • Tiler's Assistant

821112 Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer

Performs routine tasks in maintaining drainage, sewerage and stormwater systems.

Skill Level: 5

821113 Earthmoving Labourer

Performs routine tasks in excavating earth, clearing and levelling sites, and digging irrigation channels.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Grave Digger

821114 Plumber's Assistant

Performs routine tasks in fabricating, laying, installing and maintaining pipes, fixtures, water meters and regulators.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8212 Concreters

Concreters pour, spread, smooth and finish concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges.

​​​​​​​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:

  • erecting concrete form work and laying steel reinforcing
  • pouring, spreading and levelling concrete using screeds and templates
  • tamping, smoothing, shaping and sealing concrete
  • operating trowelling machines to float, trowel and polish concrete surfaces
  • forming expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers and straight edges
  • installing fixtures in concrete such as anchor bolts, steel plates and door sills
  • wetting concrete and rubbing with abrasives to finish vertical surfaces
  • covering concrete with plastic sheeting and sand to cure it
  • cutting lines in concrete using power cutters
  • may cover freshly poured concrete with colouring powders and other materials

Occupation:

  • 821211 Concreter

821211 Concreter

Alternative Title:

  • Concrete Worker

Pours, spreads, smooths and finishes concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8213 Fencers

Fencers erect and repair fences and gates.

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:

  • laying out fence lines and marking positions for post holes
  • lifting and positioning fence posts in holes and securing posts with concrete, stone fill and soil
  • forming fence frames
  • constructing and attaching gates to fences
  • stretching materials between fence posts
  • constructing wooden paling, fibre-cement and metal fences
  • repairing and demolishing existing fences

Occupation:

  • 821311 Fencer

821311 Fencer

Alternative Title:

  • Fence Erector

Erects and repairs fences and gates.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8214 Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.

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.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
  • preparing site for insulation and installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders
  • gluing blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls
  • operating equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities
  • cutting insulation material to size and shape, and nailing and stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring
  • measuring, cutting and applying solar control film to windows
  • fitting awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools
  • drilling holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures, and bolting, screwing and nailing fittings into place
  • attaching and adjusting mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords
  • installing flashing and waterproofing to fittings such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors

Occupations:

  • 821411 Building Insulation Installer
  • 821412 Home Improvement Installer

821411 Building Insulation Installer

Installs and applies insulating material, such as foam, granules, foil, solar film, batts and blankets, to walls, floors, windows and ceilings of buildings to insulate against heat, cold, air, sound and moisture. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Window Tinter (Building)

821412 Home Improvement Installer

Installs functional and decorative home improvements such as awnings, curtains, blinds, security screens, garage doors, exterior cladding, shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Awning Installer
  • Carport Erector
  • Curtain Fitter
  • Security Door Installer
  • Shower Screen Installer
Unit Group

8215 Paving and Surfacing Labourers

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

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

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:

  • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
  • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
  • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
  • tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
  • shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
  • cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
  • erecting and dismantling barricades
  • loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
  • may direct traffic

​​​​​​​Occupation:

  • 821511 Paving and Surfacing Labourer

821511 Paving and Surfacing Labourer

Performs routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand
Unit Group

8216 Railway Track Workers

Railway Track Workers lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other 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 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:

  • spreading and tamping ballast to provide firm foundation for sleepers
  • cutting rails to length and grinding worn and rough rail ends
  • placing sleepers across roadbeds, and positioning and fastening rails on sleepers
  • drilling bolt holes, and bolting and welding rail sections
  • removing and replacing worn and damaged rails, sleepers and switches
  • cleaning and lubricating switches
  • examining track, lubricating wheel bearings on rolling stock and maintaining switch signal lamps
  • installing and repairing signals and other equipment
  • may assist with the righting of derailed rolling stock

Occupation:

  • 821611 Railway Track Worker

821611 Railway Track Worker

Lays and repairs tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and installs and repairs signals and other equipment.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Track Inspector
Unit Group

8217 Structural Steel Construction Workers

Structural Steel Construction Workers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.

​​​​​​​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, 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.

The occupation Construction Rigger 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 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:

  • erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
  • erecting guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, laying planks and hanging safety nets

Occupations:

  • 821711 Construction Rigger
  • 821712 Scaffolder
  • 821713 Steel Fixer
  • 821714 Structural Steel Erector

821711 Construction Rigger

Assembles and installs rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel and other heavy objects. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia,
  • 3 New Zealand

821712 Scaffolder

Erects and dismantles scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites, and for temporary structures such as staging and seating. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

821713 Steel Fixer

Positions and secures steel bars and steel mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

821714 Structural Steel Erector

Erects and dismantles structural steel frames of buildings and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8219 Other Construction and Mining Labourers

This unit group covers Construction and Mining Labourers not elsewhere classified. It includes Crane Chasers, Driller's Assistants, Laggers, Mining Support Workers and Surveyor's Assistants.

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 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.

The occupation Crane Chaser in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications 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.

Occupations:

  • 821911 Crane Chaser
  • 821912 Driller's Assistant
  • 821913 Lagger
  • 821914 Mining Support Worker
  • 821915 Surveyor's Assistant

821911 Crane Chaser

Slings cranes and winches, and directs the movement of loads ensuring loads do not exceed lifting capacities.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Dogman/woman
  • Slinger

821912 Driller's Assistant

Alternative Titles:

  • Driller's Offsider
  • Roustabout (Oil and Gas)

Performs routine tasks in setting up, operating and dismantling drilling sites for extracting oil, gas, mineral ore or water.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Derrick Hand
  • Roughneck
  • Well Treatment Offsider

821913 Lagger

Applies insulating materials, such as felt, fibreglass, polyurethane and cork, to pipes, steam generators, process vats and ducting, and secures insulation with wire, wire netting, staples, metal strapping and using welding torches.

Skill Level: 5

821914 Mining Support Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Mineral Ore Processing Labourer

Performs routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Pit Crew Support Worker

821915 Surveyor's Assistant

Performs routine tasks to assist Surveyors and Geologists by transporting, assembling, maintaining and laying out prospecting and surveying equipment, and collecting and labelling samples.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Geological Survey Field Assistant
  • Seismic Survey Assistant
Sub-major Group

83 Factory Process Workers

Factory Process Workers perform routine tasks in processing, manufacturing and packaging food, beverages and other products.

​​​​​​​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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • sourcing, weighing and mixing raw materials, and loading into machines
  • wrapping products, and filling, labelling and sealing containers by hand and machine
  • storing and stacking finished products, and cleaning machines and work areas
  • inspecting and grading products
  • assembling components and subassemblies for further processing and to make finished products
Minor Group

831 Food Process Workers

Food Process Workers perform routine tasks in processing and manufacturing food and beverages.

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.

Tasks Include:

  • measuring, weighing and mixing ingredients and loading into food and beverage machines
  • operating machines to process and produce food and beverage products
  • cutting, trimming and dressing meat, poultry and seafood
  • checking product quality before packaging
  • packing finished product
  • cleaning machines, storage tanks and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
Unit Group

8311 Food and Drink Factory Workers

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

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 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

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.

The occupations Dairy Products Maker and Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker 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:

  • weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
  • adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
  • operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
  • regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
  • moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
  • packaging and bottling products

Occupations:

  • 831111 Baking Factory Worker
  • 831112 Brewery Worker
  • 831113 Confectionery Maker
  • 831114 Dairy Products Maker
  • 831115 Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker
  • 831116 Grain Mill Worker
  • 831117 Sugar Mill Worker
  • 831118 Winery Cellar Hand
  • 831199 Food and Drink Factory Workers nec

831111 Baking Factory Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make bread, cakes and other baked products, and slices and wraps products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Biscuit Factory Worker
  • Bread Room Hand

831112 Brewery Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make beer, and package, store and despatch beer in bottles, cans and kegs.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831113 Confectionery Maker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and wrap confectionery.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Chocolate Maker

831114 Dairy Products Maker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and package milk, milk powder, yoghurt, butter, cheese and other dairy products.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Butter Maker
  • Cheese Factory Worker
  • Cheese Maker
  • Milk Processing Worker
  • Milk Treater
  • Pasteuriser Operator
  • Yoghurt Maker

831115 Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to prepare canned and frozen fruit and vegetables, and make and package sauces, jams and juices.

Skill Level: 5

831116 Grain Mill Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to mix, mill and treat grains and by-products to make flour, meal and stockfeed.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Stockfeed Miller

831117 Sugar Mill Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to extract juice from sugar cane to make granular sugar and molasses.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831118 Winery Cellar Hand

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and bottle wine.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831199 Food and Drink Factory Workers nec

This occupation group covers Food and Drink Factory Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Occupations in this group include:

  • Coffee Roaster
  • Egg Factory Worker
  • Ice-cream Maker
  • Margarine Maker
  • Pasta Maker
Unit Group

8312 Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers

Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers trim and cut meat from bones, sides and carcasses, and slaughter livestock in abattoirs.

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:

  • operating switching controls to direct and drop carcasses and meat cuts from supply rails to boning tables
  • cutting meat to separate meat, fat and tissue from around bones
  • washing, scraping and trimming foreign material and blood from meat
  • cutting sides and quarters of meat into standard meat cuts, such as rumps, flanks and shoulders, and removing internal fat, blood clots, bruises and other matter to prepare them for packing and marketing
  • operating restrainer and stunning equipment
  • severing jugular veins of stunned animals to drain blood and facilitate dressing
  • trimming and removing head meat and severing animal heads
  • slitting open, eviscerating and trimming animal carcasses
  • may slaughter livestock according to procedures required by religious customs

​​​​​​​Occupations:

  • 831211 Meat Boner and Slicer
  • 831212 Slaughterer

831211 Meat Boner and Slicer

Trims and cuts meat from bones, sides and carcasses.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Meat Trimmer

831212 Slaughterer

Slaughters livestock and prepares carcasses for further processing by removing internal organs and hides for consumption.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Stunner and Shackler (Abattoir)
Unit Group

8313 Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.

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:

  • processing offal and tripe
  • moving carcasses to chillers and freezers
  • loading meat products into trucks
  • packing boned and sliced meat into cartons
  • stunning and shackling poultry for killing and processing
  • severing jugular veins of poultry, and removing viscera and residual material from poultry carcasses
  • separating organs and glands, such as sweetbreads, livers, hearts and spleens, from poultry carcasses
  • inspecting and grading poultry, fish and shellfish for size and quality
  • packing fish and counting packs before freezing, and packing frozen fish blocks into cartons
  • operating machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb fish
  • cleaning and sanitising equipment and work areas

Occupations:

  • 831311 Meat Process Worker
  • 831312 Poultry Process Worker
  • 831313 Seafood Process Worker

831311 Meat Process Worker

Processes carcasses of slaughtered livestock and prepares meat and meat products.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Offal Separator

831312 Poultry Process Worker

Stuns and kills, dresses, trims, cuts into portions, bones, fillets, weighs, grades and packages poultry.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Poultry Boner
  • Poultry Slaughterer

831313 Seafood Process Worker

Scales, cleans, fillets, cuts, shells, grades and packages fish and shellfish.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Abalone Sheller
  • Mussel Opener (NZ)
  • Oyster Opener
Minor Group

832 Packers and Product Assemblers

Packers and Product Assemblers wrap and place items into containers, seal containers in preparation for despatch to customers, and assemble components and subassemblies of products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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 and packing products into containers
  • labelling and wrapping finished products
  • monitoring weight and quantity of products
  • locating, positioning and securing components on workbenches
  • assembling and securing components in sequence
  • assembling parts, deburring and finishing items and fitting hardware
Unit Group

8321 Packers

Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

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:

  • obtaining supplies of products and assembling bags, package folders and cartons
  • packing containers and bags with products, and counting, weighing and measuring amounts and adjusting quantities
  • wrapping protective material around products, sealing bags and containers, and attaching pre-printed labels
  • counting and placing bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
  • recording information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
  • monitoring the filling of containers and adjusting machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitoring the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checking the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers

Occupations:

  • 832111 Chocolate Packer
  • 832112 Container Filler
  • 832113 Fruit and Vegetable Packer
  • 832114 Meat Packer
  • 832115 Seafood Packer
  • 832199 Packers nec

832111 Chocolate Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels chocolate products.

Skill Level: 5

832112 Container Filler

Fills and seals containers with products, such as food, beverages, paints, oils and lotions, and packages the filled containers.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Bottling Attendant
  • Cannery Worker
  • Labelling Machine Operator

832113 Fruit and Vegetable Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels fruit and vegetables.

Skill Level: 5

832114 Meat Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels meat and meat products.

Skill Level: 5

832115 Seafood Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels seafood products.

Skill Level: 5

832199 Packers nec

This occupation group covers Packers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Biscuit Packer
  • Bread Packer
  • Cheese Packer
  • Egg Packer
Unit Group

8322 Product Assemblers

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

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:

  • locating, positioning and securing components on workbenches
  • punching and drilling mounting holes in parts and assembled products
  • assembling and securing components in sequence
  • assembling parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and dowelling, riveting, crimping, soldering and spot welding components
  • fitting hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to parts
  • attaching and fastening jewellery and jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings
  • deburring and finishing items using files, grinding wheels and emery paper
  • may manually wind light electrical field coils

Occupation:

  • 832211 Product Assembler

832211 Product Assembler

Puts together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Electrical and Electronic Assembler
  • Light Coil Winder
  • Vehicle Assembler
Minor Group

839 Miscellaneous Factory Process Workers

This minor group covers Factory Process Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Metal Engineering Process Workers, Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers, Product Quality Controllers, and Timber and Wood Process 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 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

8391 Metal Engineering Process Workers

Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

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:

  • positioning and holding tools and metal products
  • performing assembly and dismantling operations such as screwing and bolting
  • operating material-specific tools to perform tasks required for the production of the final product
  • soldering and spot welding components using electrical spot and butt welding machines

Occupation:

  • 839111 Metal Engineering Process Worker

839111 Metal Engineering Process Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Boilermaker's Assistant
  • Fitter's Assistant
  • Metal Forger's Assistant
  • Metal Moulder's Assistant
Unit Group

8392 Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers

Plastics and Rubber Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing plastic and rubber products.

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

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • dumping material into hoppers of machines
  • stopping moulding machines and discharging contents
  • cutting foam products from foam blocks
  • cleaning, smoothing and waxing moulds for making products
  • brushing and spraying release agents onto moulds to assist with the removal of moulded products
  • building up layers of fibreglass and resin on moulds
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
  • may smooth rough edges of moulds using files, grinders and sanders

​​​​​​​Occupations:

  • 839211 Plastics Factory Worker
  • 839212 Rubber Factory Worker

839211 Plastics Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Plastics Process Hand

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing plastic goods.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Cellular Plastics Cutter
  • Fibreglass Lay Up Worker

839212 Rubber Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Rubber Process Hand

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing tyres and other rubber products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Latex Foam Worker
Unit Group

8393 Product Quality Controllers

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

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:

  • studying product specifications and taking measurements to determine conformity to specifications
  • examining and marking output for visible defects such as cracks, holes and breakages
  • making minor repairs and adjustments to products
  • compiling quality assurance reports, maintaining documentation and reporting findings
  • examining products for defects and grading produce
  • designating grading of produce and recording details of assessments according to classification system
  • collecting and labelling samples for inspection
  • recording details of sampling procedures and sources of samples
  • preparing samples and carrying out prescribed tests

​​​​​​​Occupations:

  • 839311 Product Examiner
  • 839312 Product Grader
  • 839313 Product Tester

839311 Product Examiner

Alternative Titles:

  • Quality Assurance Assessor
  • Quality Control Assessor

Examines products to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Film Examiner
  • Metal Products Viewer
  • Textile Examiner
  • Tyre Finisher and Examiner
  • Vehicle Assembly Inspector

839312 Product Grader

Grades primary produce by evaluating individual items or batches against established standards and records results.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Classer
  • Grain Quality Technician

  • Meat Grader
  • Milk and Cream Grader
  • Timber Grader

839313 Product Tester

Collects product samples, conducts tests to determine quality of produce and maintains records of results.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Coal Sample Tester
  • Glassware Verifier
  • Iron Pellet Tester
Unit Group

8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.

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

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification

Tasks Include:

  • rolling logs from trucks and conveyors to log decks, saw carriages and stacking bays
  • placing logs and wood billets onto conveyors and lathes for processing into chips, veneers and pulp
  • sorting and stacking timber during milling
  • placing timber for processing by machines and unloading cut timber from tail end of machines
  • assisting with setting up and operating plant and ancillary equipment used in the manufacture of sheets and boards
  • transporting processed wood products, such as plywood, chipboard sheets and panels, to work areas
  • clearing blockages in machines
  • assisting with measuring and cutting materials
  • packing and loading finished products for transportation
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment

Occupations:

  • 839411 Paper and Pulp Mill Worker
  • 839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
  • 839413 Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker

839411 Paper and Pulp Mill Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Pulp, Paper Making and Paper Products Labourer

Performs routine tasks in a paper and pulp mill such as placing logs onto conveyors for chipping, and loading woodchip and pulp for processing.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Timber Mill Worker
  • Wood Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in a sawmill or timber yard such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders and racking offcuts.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Dry Mill Worker (NZ)
  • Tailer-out

839413 Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Wood and Wood Products Labourer

Performs routine tasks in a wood processing and timber product factory such as placing logs on equipment and conveyors, assisting with measuring and cutting of materials, and setting up and operating plant equipment.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Hardboard Factory Worker
  • Joinery Factory Worker
  • Particleboard Factory Worker
  • Plywood Factory Worker
Unit Group

8399 Other Factory Process Workers

This unit group covers Factory Process Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Cement and Concrete Plant Workers, Chemical Plant Workers, Clay Processing Factory Workers, Fabric and Textile Factory Workers, Footwear Factory Workers, Glass Processing Workers, Hide and Skin Processing Workers and Recycling Workers.

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

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Occupations:

  • 839911 Cement and Concrete Plant Worker
  • 839912 Chemical Plant Worker
  • 839913 Clay Processing Factory Worker
  • 839914 Fabric and Textile Factory Worker
  • 839915 Footwear Factory Worker
  • 839916 Glass Processing Worker
  • 839917 Hide and Skin Processing Worker
  • 839918 Recycling Worker
  • 839999 Factory Process Workers nec

839911 Cement and Concrete Plant Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing cement and concrete products such as greasing and assembling concrete moulds, holding reinforcing steel in position during concrete pours, stripping moulds from dried concrete products, and finishing products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839912 Chemical Plant Worker

Performs routine tasks in a chemical processing plant such as delivering materials to processing areas, dumping ingredients into hoppers, operating machines to heat, cool and agitate chemical solutions, filling and fastening covers on containers, and attaching labels and information on products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Gas Plant Worker
  • Munitions Factory Worker
  • Paint Factory Worker

839913 Clay Processing Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Clay Processing Labourer

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing clay and ceramic products such as loading clay into machines, stacking products on kiln cars, pallets and trolleys, and moving kiln cars and trolleys to and from kilns, dryers, sorting, storage and shipping areas.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Brick Handler
  • Kiln Labourer

839914 Fabric and Textile Factory Worker

Performs routine tasks in a fabric and textile factory such as cutting canvas, upholstery and curtain fabrics, delivering materials to machines, operating automatic machines using computerised patterns, pressing partially completed and finished garments, and inspecting and finishing completed garments.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839915 Footwear Factory Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing footwear such as basic hand cutting of shoe components, delivering materials to machines, and inspecting and finishing completed footwear.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839916 Glass Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in manufacturing glassware such as setting up, adjusting and repairing automatic machines and equipment, and checking weight of glassware.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Glass Mould Cleaner

839917 Hide and Skin Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins such as fleshing hides by cutting out pieces of flesh and fat, laying out hides and skins for classing and drying and arranging heaters to dry them, spraying dried hides with preservatives, and treating, pressing and securing hides and skins.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Fellmongery Worker
  • Hand Flesher
  • Tannery Worker

839918 Recycling Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Recycling Sorter

Performs routine tasks in a recycling facility such as sorting, packing and storing plastics, glass, paper, metals and other recyclable materials which have been collected from household, commercial and industrial premises in preparation for use in creating new products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839999 Factory Process Workers nec

This occupation group covers Factory Process Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Occupations in this group include:

  • Sheltered Workshop Worker
Sub-major Group

84 Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers perform a variety of routine tasks in cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, breeding, feeding and raising livestock and aquatic stock, and the management of pests and weeds, to support the production of breeding stock, meat, milk, eggs, wool, wood, crops and plants.

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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • planting and propagating trees, seeds, seedlings, bulbs and vines
  • pruning and thinning crops, vines and trees
  • monitoring the condition of crops and livestock and ensuring that they have adequate water and feed
  • harvesting, sorting and packing produce into containers
  • mustering and droving livestock
  • cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests and felling trees
  • managing and controlling pests and weeds species by applying chemicals and trapping and shooting animals
Minor Group

842 Farm Workers

Farm Workers perform a variety of routine tasks in cultivating and harvesting crops, feeding and raising of livestock and aquatic stock to support the production of breeding stock, meat, milk, eggs, wool and crops.

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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
  • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed
  • planting trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, tubers, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
  • undertaking soil preparation, cultivation and plant and crop maintenance duties such as thinning, weeding and hoeing row crops, and pruning and thinning trees and vines
  • monitoring the condition of crops and livestock and ensuring that they have adequate water and feed
  • operating and maintaining general farm machinery and water supply and irrigation systems
  • harvesting, sorting and packing produce into containers
  • mustering and droving livestock
  • maintaining and cleaning farming infrastructure and equipment such as sheds, fences and plant
Unit Group

8421 Aquaculture Workers

Aquaculture Workers perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

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:

  • feeding and grading fish, and monitoring their growth
  • assisting with farm layout and constructing nets, long-lines and cages
  • checking and looking after equipment and fish housing
  • operating pumps and other equipment
  • testing and checking on water quality
  • removing dead and dying fish
  • operating lifting equipment such as forklifts and small cranes
  • harvesting fish, and sorting and packing for transportation
  • restocking pens, pools, tanks, ponds, rivers and dams with juvenile fish
  • collecting and recording growth, production and water quality data

Occupation:

  • 842111 Aquaculture Worker

842111 Aquaculture Worker

Performs routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8422 Crop Farm Workers

Crop Farm Workers perform routine tasks in producing crops such as cereals, cotton, fruit (including wine grapes), grains, nuts, oilseeds, pulses, sugar cane, rice, vegetables and mushrooms.

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 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.

The occupations Cotton Farm Worker; Grain, Oilseed, Pulse and Pasture Farm Worker; Sugar Cane Farm Worker and Vineyard Worker 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.

Tasks Include:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops
  • planting trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, tubers, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
  • undertaking soil preparation, cultivation and plant and crop maintenance duties such as thinning, weeding and hoeing row crops, and pruning and thinning trees and vines
  • spraying trees, vines and other plants with pesticides to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • operating water and irrigation systems for crop growth
  • erecting growing supports such as trellises, and protective structures such as greenhouses, netting and fences
  • selecting and picking fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms according to set requirements, and discarding rotting and overripened produce
  • grading, siloing, baling, sorting, bunching and packing produce and loading it into transporters
  • maintaining and cleaning farming infrastructure and equipment such as sheds, fences, plant, and water supply and irrigation systems
  • operating and maintaining general farm machinery and machinery to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest horticultural produce
  • operating data collection and farm technology systems

Occupations:

  • 842211 Cotton Farm Worker
  • 842212 Fruit Farm Worker
  • 842213 Fruit Picker
  • 842214 Grain, Oilseed, Pulse and Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Farm Worker (NZ)
  • 842215 Mushroom Picker
  • 842216 Nut Farm Worker
  • 842217 Sugar Cane Farm Worker
  • 842218 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ)
  • 842221 Vegetable Picker
  • 842222 Vineyard Worker
  • 842299 Crop Farm Workers nec

842211 Cotton Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a cotton farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Skill Level: 4

842212 Fruit Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a fruit farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Fruit Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Fruit Pickers are included in Occupation 842213 Fruit Picker.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Orchard Worker (Fruit)

842213 Fruit Picker

Harvests fruit (including table grapes) and prepares produce for distribution.

Fruit Farm Workers are excluded from this occupation. Fruit Farm Workers are included in Occupation 842212 Fruit Farm Worker.

Skill Level: 5

842214 Grain, Oilseed, Pulse and Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Farm Worker (NZ)

Performs routine tasks on a grain, oilseed, protein, pulse or pasture farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Skill Level: 4

842215 Mushroom Picker

Harvests mushrooms and prepares produce for distribution.

Skill Level: 5

842216 Nut Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a nut farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Skill Level: 5

842217 Sugar Cane Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a sugar cane farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Skill Level: 4

842218 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ)

Performs routine tasks on a vegetable farm or market garden such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray pesticides on crops to treat disease and pests.

Vegetable Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Pickers are included in Occupation 842221 Vegetable Picker.

Skill Level: 5

842221 Vegetable Picker

Harvests vegetables and prepares produce for distribution.

Vegetable Farm Workers are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Farm Workers are included in Occupation 842218 Vegetable Farm Worker.

Skill Level: 5

842222 Vineyard Worker

Performs routine tasks on a vineyard such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

Skill Level: 4

842299 Crop Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Crop Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

This occupation group includes Horticultural or Broadacre Crop Farm Workers who grow two or more varieties of Horticultural and/or Broadacre Crops.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Coffee Plantation Worker
  • Flower Buncher or Picker
  • Hop Farm Worker
  • Kelp Harvester
  • Lavender Farm Worker
  • Tea Plantation Worker
  • Tea Tree Farm Worker
  • Turf Farm Worker
Unit Group

8423 Livestock Farm Workers

Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, meat, milk, egg and wool 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 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. 

The occupations Stablehand, Wool Handler and Livestock Farm Workers nec 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:

  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock, including by patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
  • providing livestock with feed and water and implementing livestock feeding and welfare programs
  • carrying out livestock birthing or hatching, and rearing of young livestock duties
  • establishing pastures and crops for livestock production
  • herding and droving livestock to access feed as well as for shearing, milking and other farming operations
  • washing and cleaning udders, and using and sterilising milking machines and performing milking shed hygiene processes
  • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
  • collecting and spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
  • undertaking animal husbandry duties for livestock such as lamb and calf marking, mulesing, foot paring and hoof care
  • exercising horses by walking, riding (excluding galloping), leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • undertaking general farming and maintenance activities such as erecting and repairing fences, maintaining and cleaning livestock housing and maintaining other infrastructure
  • operating and maintaining general farm machinery and water supply and irrigation systems
  • operating data collection and farm technology systems
  • assembling, preparing and storing livestock feed, bedding and handling equipment, including horse equipment

Occupations:

  • 842311 Beef Cattle Farm Worker
  • 842312 Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
  • 842313 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
  • 842314 Livestock Husbandry Worker
  • 842315 Piggery Farm Worker
  • 842316 Poultry Farm Worker
  • 842317 Sheep Farm Worker
  • 842318 Stablehand
  • 842321 Wool Handler
  • 842399 Livestock Farm Workers nec

842311 Beef Cattle Farm Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Station Hand (Beef Cattle)

Performs routine tasks on a beef cattle farm such as feeding, mustering and moving cattle, and assisting with animal husbandry.

Skill Level: 4

842312 Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a cattle and sheep farm such as moving, feeding, counting, and assisting with animal husbandry.

Skill Level: 4

842313 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a dairy farm such as breeding, raising, feeding, droving and milking cattle.

Skill Level: 4

842314 Livestock Husbandry Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Livestock Contractor

Performs animal husbandry duties for livestock such as lamb marking, mulesing, vaccinating, drenching, foot paring and hoof care.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Cattle Hoof Trimmer
  • Horse Hoof Carer
  • Lamb Marker
  • Muleser
  • Sheep Foot Parer

842315 Piggery Farm Worker

Assists with routine tasks on a pig farm such as breeding, farrowing, raising, feeding and animal husbandry.

Skill Level: 4

842316 Poultry Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks on a poultry farm such as collecting eggs and placing them in incubators, providing poultry with feed and water, and disinfecting hatcheries to prevent disease.

Skill Level: 4

842317 Sheep Farm Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Station Hand (Sheep)

Performs routine tasks on a sheep farm such as feeding and herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, and yarding for sale.

Skill Level: 4

842318 Stablehand

Assists with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Horse and Stud Worker

842321 Wool Handler

Alternative Titles:

  • Shearing Shed Hand
  • Shearing Shed Worker

Regulates the flow of sheep to be shorn, keeps the shearing shed clean and tidy, and assists with wool clip preparation.

Skill Level: 5

842399 Livestock Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Livestock Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Deer Farm Worker
  • Emu Farm Worker
  • Goat Herder
  • Ostrich Farm Worker
Unit Group

8424 Mixed Production Farm Workers

Mixed Production Farm Workers perform routine tasks in support of farming spanning two or more of the three different primary production areas – aquaculture, crops, and livestock.

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:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
  • operating farm machines to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest crops
  • maintaining and cleaning farming infrastructure and equipment such as sheds, pens, fences, plant and water and irrigation systems
  • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading produce into transporters
  • operating water supply and irrigation systems
  • providing livestock with feed and water and implementing livestock feeding programs
  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available

Occupations:

  • 842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
  • 842499 Mixed Production Farm Workers nec

842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks in broadacre crop cultivation and livestock production.

Skill Level: 5

842499 Mixed Production Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Mixed Production Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Minor Group

843 Forestry and Garden Workers

Forestry and Garden Workers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating and cultivating plants, planting and maintaining gardens, assisting with the management of forests, including both conservation and production operations, managing pests and weeds, and assisting with installing, servicing and maintaining 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 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.

Tasks Include:

  • collecting seeds, and cultivating, planting and propagating trees, seeds, seedlings and bulbs
  • monitoring trees and plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertiliser problems
  • killing weeds, felling and de-barking non-productive trees and thinning young forestry plantations
  • cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests and felling trees
  • loading, unloading and moving garden and nursery supplies and equipment
  • assisting with planting potting-up and transplanting flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • maintaining gardens by watering, weeding, pruning, mulching and fertilising, and operating and adjusting irrigation systems
  • managing and controlling pests and weeds species by applying chemicals and trapping and shooting animals
Unit Group

8431 Forestry and Logging Workers

Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees. Tree Surgeons are excluded from this unit group.

Tree Surgeons are included in Unit Group 3625 Arboriculture Workers, in Occupation 362512 Tree Worker.

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.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • maintaining forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment
  • killing weeds, felling and de-barking non-productive trees and thinning young plantations
  • collecting seeds, and cultivating and planting seedlings for reafforestation purposes
  • applying fertilisers and pesticides to individual trees and general forest areas
  • maintaining look-out for fires in forests
  • removing major branches and tree tops, trimming branches and sawing trunks into logs
  • assisting with loading and transporting logs
  • planning the felling of trees and determining the natural and intended fall of each tree
  • clearing surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
  • operating and maintaining manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs

Occupations:

  • 843111 Forestry Worker
  • 843112 Logging Assistant
  • 843113 Tree Faller

843111 Forestry Worker

Assists with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Tree Planter
  • Tree Thinner (NZ)

843112 Logging Assistant

Alternative Title:

  • Logger

Assists with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.

Skill Level: 4

843113 Tree Faller

Alternative Title:

  • Tree Feller

Fells trees in forests, and trims and saws them into logs using chainsaws. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8432 Garden Labourers

Garden Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens.

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)

Tasks Include:

  • loading, unloading and moving garden supplies and equipment
  • preparing garden sites and plots using hand tools and machines
  • assisting with planting, transplanting and positioning flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns in gardens
  • maintaining gardens by watering, weeding, pruning, mulching and fertilising, operating and adjusting irrigation systems and using protection stratergies
  • raking, aerating, dethatching, fertilising and mowing lawns
  • spraying and dusting trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens, as directed, to control pests, weeds and disease
  • cleaning gardens and removing rubbish

Occupation:

  • 843211 Garden Labourer

843211 Garden Labourer

Assists in cultivating and maintaining gardens.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Lawn Mower
Unit Group

8433 Horticultural Nursery Assistants

Horticultural Nursery Assistants perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in horticultural nurseries.

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)

Tasks Include:

  • loading, unloading and moving nursery supplies and equipment
  • assisting with potting-up and transplanting flowers, shrubs, and trees
  • assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • monitoring plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertiliser problems
  • tending plants by watering and weeding
  • adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
  • harvesting and packaging plants for sale and transport

Occupation:

  • 843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

Alternative Title:

  • Nursery Worker (Horticulture)

Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery. May also include propagating and cultivating plants for forestry purposes. 

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8434 Pest Control Technicians

Pest Control Technicians apply pest management techniques to manage and control animal and invertebrate pests inside and outside domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

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.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • inspecting buildings and outside areas to detect signs of infestation
  • determining type of treatment required and providing clients with estimates of costs
  • preparing and spraying chemicals on infested areas using mechanical and electric sprayers to kill pests
  • fumigating houses and other buildings
  • laying baits, and placing and setting traps to capture and remove animals, such as rats and mice
  • installing animal control barriers such as needle strips, netting and other devices to keep animals off property

Occupation:

  • 843411 Pest Control Technician

843411 Pest Control Technician

Alternative Titles:

  • Pest Controller
  • Pest Management Technician

Applies pest management techniques to manage and control animal and invertebrate pests inside and outside domestic, commercial and industrial premises. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4

Unit Group

8439 Other Forestry and Garden Workers

This unit group covers Forestry and Garden Workers not elsewhere classified. It includes Hunter-Trappers and Irrigation Assistants.

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:

  • 843911 Hunter-Trapper
  • 843912 Irrigation Assistant
  • 843999 Forestry and Garden Workers nec

843911 Hunter-Trapper

Alternative Titles:

  • Hunter
  • Shooter

Hunts, traps and shoots animals for food, pelts, research and for pest control. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Possum Trapper (NZ)

843912 Irrigation Assistant

Alternative Titles:

  • Irrigation Worker
  • Irrigation Orchard Hand

Assists Irrigation Designers and Irrigation Technicians to install and service irrigation and/or fertigation systems.

Skill Level: 5

843999 Forestry and Garden Workers nec

This occupation group covers Forestry and Garden Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Bush Regenerator
  • Indoor Plant Technician
  • Seed Collector
  • Weed Controller
Sub-major Group

85 Food Preparation Assistants

Food Preparation Assistants prepare food in fast food establishments, assist Food Trades Workers and service staff to prepare and serve food, and clean food preparation and service areas.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major 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:

  • assisting Cooks and Chefs by assembling and preparing ingredients
  • preparing salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, fish and chips and other fast foods
  • packing food and beverages in containers and on trays for serving
  • cleaning kitchens and food preparation areas
  • cleaning cooking and general utensils
Minor Group

851 Food Preparation Assistants

Food Preparation Assistants prepare food in fast food establishments, assist Food Trades Workers and service staff to prepare and serve food, and clean food preparation and service areas.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • assisting Cooks and Chefs by assembling and preparing ingredients
  • preparing salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, fish and chips and other fast foods
  • packing food and beverages in containers and on trays for serving
  • cleaning kitchens and food preparation areas
  • cleaning cooking and general utensils
Unit Group

8511 Fast Food Cooks

Fast Food Cooks prepare a restricted range of foods in fast food establishments.

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:

  • taking and serving food and beverage orders, and receiving payment from customers
  • preparing food such as hamburgers, pizzas, fish and chips
  • washing, cutting, measuring and mixing foods for cooking
  • operating cooking equipment such as grills, microwaves and deep-fat fryers
  • cleaning food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils
  • ordering and taking delivery of fast food ingredients
  • may arrange delivery of prepared food and beverages

Occupation:

  • 851111 Fast Food Cook

851111 Fast Food Cook

Prepares a restricted range of foods in a fast food establishment.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Short Order Cook
Unit Group

8512 Food Trades Assistants

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

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:

  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
  • informing Foods Trade Workers when food supplies are low

Occupations:

  • 851211 Pastrycook's Assistant
  • 851299 Food Trades Assistants nec

851211 Pastrycook's Assistant

Assists a Pastrycook by performing routine tasks in the kitchen such as preparing ingredients, and cleaning and storing equipment.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Bakery Assistant

851299 Food Trades Assistants nec

This occupation group covers Food Trades Assistants not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Butcher's Assistant
  • Chef's Assistant
  • Cook's Assistant
Unit Group

8513 Kitchenhands

Kitchenhands assist kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and clean food preparation and service areas.

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:

  • cleaning kitchens, food preparation areas and sculleries
  • cleaning cooking and general utensils used in kitchens and restaurants
  • transferring, weighing and checking supplies and equipment
  • assembling and preparing ingredients for cooking, and preparing salads, savouries and sandwiches
  • packing food and beverage trays for serving
  • cooking, toasting and heating simple food items

Occupation:

  • 851311 Kitchenhand

851311 Kitchenhand

Alternative Title:

  • Kitchen Steward

Assists kitchen and service staff in preparing and serving food, and cleans food preparation and service areas.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Attendant
  • Sandwich Hand
Sub-major Group

89 Other Labourers

This sub-major group covers Labourers not elsewhere classified. It includes Freight Handlers and Shelf Fillers.

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 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.

Minor Group

891 Freight Handlers and Shelf Fillers

Freight Handlers and Shelf Fillers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities, and fill shelves in stores and supermarkets.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • receiving goods and checking against documents
  • operating equipment to load, unload and move goods
  • securing loads to prevent shifting during transport
  • replenishing empty shelves in stores and supermarkets
  • collecting goods from stockrooms to place on shelves
Unit Group

8911 Freight and Furniture Handlers

Freight and Furniture Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage 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:

  • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
  • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
  • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
  • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
  • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
  • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
  • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
  • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships

Occupations:

  • 891111 Freight Handler (Rail or Road)
  • 891112 Truck Driver's Offsider
  • 891113 Waterside Worker

891111 Freight Handler (Rail or Road)

Alternative Title:

  • Freight Loader

Loads and unloads freight trucks, containers and rail cars.

Skill Level: 5

891112 Truck Driver's Offsider

Loads and unloads trucks and containers.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Furniture Removalist's Assistant

891113 Waterside Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Stevedore
  • Wharf Labourer

Transfers cargo between ships and other forms of transport or storage facilities.

Skill Level: 5

Unit Group

8912 Shelf Fillers

Shelf Fillers fill up shelves and display areas in stores and supermarkets.

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:

  • placing goods neatly in bins and on racks, and stacking bulky goods on floors
  • filling shelves with goods ensuring goods with the earliest use-by dates are at the front of shelves
  • noting what has been sold and collecting goods needed from the stockroom using a trolley
  • maintaining shelf order by removing stock belonging to a different location
  • may help customers find goods they need
  • may price goods

Occupation:

  • 891211 Shelf Filler

891211 Shelf Filler

Alternative Title:

  • Night Filler

Fills up shelves and display areas in a store or supermarket.

Skill Level: 5

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
  • 899999 Labourers nec

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