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82 Construction and Mining Labourers

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

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