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8219 Other Construction and Mining Labourers

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

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