Unit Group

7119 Other Machine Operators

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7119 Other Machine Operators

This unit group covers Machine Operators not elsewhere classified. It includes Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters and Sterilisation 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 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.


  • 711911 Chemical Production Machine Operator
  • 711912 Motion Picture Projectionist
  • 711913 Sand Blaster
  • 711914 Sterilisation Technician
  • 711999 Machine Operators nec

711911 Chemical Production Machine Operator

Operates machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives.

Skill Level: 4


  • Bullet Maker
  • Candle Maker
  • Cosmetics Machine Operator
  • Explosives Mixer Operator
  • Nitrocellulose Maker
  • Paint Tinter
  • Tablet Making Machine Operator

711912 Motion Picture Projectionist

Operates film projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Skill Level: 4

711913 Sand Blaster

Operates sandblasting machines to clean and grind metal products and other hard surfaces.

Skill Level: 4

711914 Sterilisation Technician

Cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation service facility.

Skill Level: 4

711999 Machine Operators nec

This occupation group covers Machine Operators not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 4

Occupations in this group include:

  • Amusement Ride Operator
  • Asbestos Remover
  • Brush Maker
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot
  • Venetian Blind Machine Operator
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