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3999 Other Miscellaneous Technicians and Trades Workers

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

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

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

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

In New Zealand:

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

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

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

In Australia:

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

In New Zealand:

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

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

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

In Australia:

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

In New Zealand:

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

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

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations:

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

399911 Diver

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

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

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

399912 Interior Decorator

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

Skill Level: 2

399913 Optical Dispenser / Dispensing Optician

Interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

399914 Optical Mechanic

Operates machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fits lenses to spectacle frames.

Skill Level: 3

399915 Photographer's Assistant

Assists Photographers in taking and developing photographs.

Skill Level: 4

399916 Plastics Technician

Alternative Title:

  • Plastics Fitter

Sets up, adjusts, repairs and troubleshoots machines which manufacture plastics products.

Skill Level: 3

399918 Fire Protection Equipment Technician

Installs, tests and maintains fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Fire Alarm Technicians and Sprinkler Fitters are excluded from this occupation. Fire Alarm Technicians are included in Unit Group 3423 Electronics Trades Workers, in Occupation 342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker. Sprinkler Fitters are included in Unit Group 3341 Plumbers, in Occupation 334111 Plumber (General).

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Fire Extinguisher Technician

399999 Technicians and Trades Workers nec

This occupation group covers Technicians and Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Airborne Electronics Analyst (Air Force)
  • Architectural Model Maker
  • Canoe Maker
  • Coffee Machine Technician
  • Fibre Composite Technician
  • Glass Blower
  • Grain Protection Officer
  • Hide and Skin Classer
  • Kayak Maker
  • Parachute Rigger
  • Pearl Technician
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Ski Technician
  • Surfboard Maker