Trade

The lack of training of Australians and apprenticeships in the trade industry results in the limitation of skilled workers to fulfill the skills gaps in this industry. Trades ranging from carpenters to motor mechanics to electricians and plumbers are the skills we need the most.
Although some of the occupations may be on the short term list, this will vary over time according to changing labour market trends, and we will always require workers from overseas to fill these skills shortages. MMRecruitment is able to source skilled workers in these areas both onshore and offshore, with appropriate skill sets and the drive and motivation for success that is the typical profile of a migrant worker.

Trade Related Visas

A visa that allows candidates to study in a related field whilst working part-time in an aged care centre and full-time during the course holidays

Training visa 407

A visa that permits candidates from outside or inside Australia to be upskilled towards a higher level within the industry.

TSS 482

This is a temporary skills shortage work visa that permits employers to sponsor candidates who have sufficient levels of work experience and appropriate studies in the area.

186 ENS

Employer Nomination Scheme allows companies to sponsor for permanent residence for those candidates whose occupations appear on the long-term list (MLTSSL)

 

The 494 Employer regional sponsored visa allows companies to sponsor a candidate with 3 years related work experience for a 5 year visa.

191 Regional Skilled Visa

This visa is a permanent visa allowing those with 3 years of regional work experience and a minimum threshold salary of $53,900 over this 3 year period to apply for PR

DAMA

DAMA or Designated Area Migration Agreement allows employers to sponsor for occupations that do not appear on other occupation lists.

This visa allows international student graduates work full-time for a period of between 18 months to 4 years. It also allows employers to employ without the responsibility of sponsorship, but with the opportunity to sponsor later.

Anzco Code

AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIANS

AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIANS install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in 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 III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions

– Dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components

– Installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles

– Connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply

– Adjusting engine control systems and timing

– Testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors

– Repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring

– Replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches


Occupation:

321111 Automotive Electrician

321111 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICIAN

Alternative Title:

Automotive Electrical Fitter


Installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

MOTOR MECHANICS

Repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are excluded from this unit group. Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters are included in Unit Group 8994 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts

– Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts

– Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed

– Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations

– Reassembling engines and parts after being repaired

– Testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance

– Diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers

– May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness


Occupations:

321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
321214 Small Engine Mechanic

MOTOR MECHANIC (GENERAL)

Description

Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Automatic Transmission Mechanic
Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
Brake Mechanic
Ground Support Equipment Fitter (Air Force)
Marine Technician (Navy)
Vehicle Mechanic (Army)

321212 DIESEL MOTOR MECHANIC

Maintains, tests and repairs diesel motors and the mechanical parts of trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

321213 MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC

Maintains, tests and repairs the mechanical parts of motorcycles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

321214 SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC

Maintains, tests and repairs engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Chainsaw Mechanic
Lawnmower Mechanic
Outboard Motor Mechanic



UNIT GROUP 3223 STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS

Maintains, tests and repairs engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Chainsaw Mechanic

STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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 blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements

– Selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock

– Cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines

– Shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering

– Aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments

– Joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting

– Examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision

– Finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions

– Cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding


Occupations:

322311 Metal Fabricator
322312 Pressure Welder
322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ)

Lawnmower Mechanic
Outboard Motor Mechanic



322311 METAL FABRICATOR

Marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Boilermaker-Welder
Brass Finisher
Metal Fabricator-Welder
Metal Template Maker
Structural Steel Trades Worker

 

322312 PRESSURE WELDER

Assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

Skill Level: 3

 

322313 WELDER (FIRST CLASS) (AUS) / WELDER (NZ)

Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Special Class Welder

 

UNIT GROUP 3223 STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS

STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING TRADES WORKERS cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels and pipes, ships and other vessels.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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 blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine job requirements

– Selecting, cleaning and preparing metal stock

– Cutting marked-out metal sections and shapes using hand tools, flame cutting torches and metal cutting machines

– Shaping and bending metal sections and pipes using hand and machine tools, and by heating and hammering

– Aligning parts to be joined using hand tools and measuring instruments

– Joining metal sections using various welding techniques, bolting and riveting

– Examining welds for width of bead, penetration and precision

– Finishing products by cleaning, polishing, filing and bathing in acidic solutions

– Cleaning and smoothing welds by filing, chiselling and grinding


Occupations:

322311 Metal Fabricator
322312 Pressure Welder
322313 Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ)

322311 METAL FABRICATOR

Marks off and fabricates structural steel and other metal stock to make or repair metal products and structures such as boilers and pressure vessels.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Boilermaker-Welder
Brass Finisher
Metal Fabricator-Welder
Metal Template Maker
Structural Steel Trades Worker

322312 PRESSURE WELDER

Assembles, welds and repairs pressure vessels and pipes to relevant standards.

Skill Level: 3

322313 WELDER (FIRST CLASS) (AUS) / WELDER (NZ)

Fabricates and repairs metal products using various welding techniques.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Special Class Welder

UNIT GROUP 3232 METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS

METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS fit and assemble fabricated metal parts into products, set up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, and operate machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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 drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings

– Fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment

– Checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments

– Setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines

– Forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal

– Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines

– Preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric

– Diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment

– May erect machines and equipment on-site


Occupations:

323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec

323211 FITTER (GENERAL)

Fits and assembles metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Computer Numeric Control Setter
Diesel Fitter-Mechanic
Fitter-Machinist
Fitter-Mechanic
Maintenance Fitter
Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment)
Plant Mechanic

323212 FITTER AND TURNER

Fits, assembles, grinds and shapes metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Fitter Armament (Army)

323213 FITTER-WELDER

Fits, assembles and welds metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Skill Level: 3

323214 METAL MACHINIST (FIRST CLASS)

Sets up and operates machine tools to shape and form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances, using detailed drawings and specifications.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Aircraft Machinist
Automotive Machinist
Metal Machine Setter
Metal Turner
Milling Machinist
Vertical Borer

323215 TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR MECHANIC

Sets up, adjusts and maintains industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Loom Tuner
Sewing Machine Mechanic
Textile Machine Mechanic

323299 METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS NEC


This occupation group covers Metal Fitters and Machinists not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

Printing Engineer

UNIT GROUP 3233 PRECISION METAL TRADES WORKERS

PRECISION METAL TRADES WORKERS fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair metal precision instruments.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms

– Dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines

– Inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items

– Installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation

– Calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights

– Making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws

– Testing circuits in electronic timepieces

– May estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs


Occupations:

323311 Engraver
323312 Gunsmith
323313 Locksmith
323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
323315 Saw Maker and Repairer
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

323311 ENGRAVER

Inscribes letters, figures and designs on metal, glass, wood, rubber, plastic and other surfaces.

Skill Level: 3

323312 GUNSMITH

Modifies, services and repairs rifles, revolvers and other firearms. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

323313 LOCKSMITH

Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Safemaker

323314 PRECISION INSTRUMENT MAKER AND REPAIRER

Assembles, calibrates, installs and overhauls mechanical precision instruments and equipment.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Camera Repairer
Scalemaker
Scientific Instrument Maker and Repairer

323315 SAW MAKER AND REPAIRER

Alternative Title:

Saw Doctor


Makes, repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Saw Sharpener

323316 WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER AND REPAIRER

Makes, repairs, cleans and adjusts watches and clocks.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3241 PANELBEATERS

PANELBEATERS repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Removing damaged panels and parts, and removing upholstery and accessories to gain access

– Removing dents by hammering panels

– Straightening damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment

– Replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels

– Filling depressions with plastic filler, and filing, grinding and sanding repaired surfaces

– Cutting and joining replacement sections using welding equipment

– Fitting repaired or replacement panels on vehicles and refitting body hardware such as door locks and trims

– May assist vehicle body builders in constructing and restoring custom-designed, vintage and other specialty vehicles

– May spray-paint vehicles


Occupation:

324111 Panelbeater

324111 PANELBEATER

Alternative Title:

Collision Repairer


Repairs damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles and forms replacement vehicle panels. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

331111 BRICKLAYER

Alternative Title:

Blocklayer


Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Arch Builder
Chimney Builder
Refractory Bricklayer
Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
Tuckpointer

UNIT GROUP 3311 BRICKLAYERS AND STONEMASONS

BRICKLAYERS AND STONEMASONS lay bricks, pre-cut stones and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures, and cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs for the construction and renovation of stone structures and monumental masonry.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures

– Erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding

– Sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels

– Laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints

– Embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar

– Checking vertical and horizontal alignment

– Cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces

– Repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures

– Designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering

– Constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks

Occupations:

331111 Bricklayer
331112 Stonemason

331112 STONEMASON

Alternative Title:

Cuts and shapes hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Construction Stonemason
Monumental Stonemason

UNIT GROUP 3312 CARPENTERS AND JOINERS

CARPENTERS AND JOINERS construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

 

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

 

At least three years 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:

– Studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures

– Ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts

– Cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts

– Erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures

– Nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames

– Assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install

– Cutting wood joints

– May construct concrete formwork

– May repair existing fittings

– May work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals


Occupations:

331211 Carpenter and Joiner
331212 Carpenter
331213 Joiner

331212 CARPENTER

Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Fixing Carpenter
Formwork Carpenter
Prop and Scenery Maker

331213 JOINER

Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Joinery Machinist
Joinery Patternmaker
Joinery Setter-out

331211 CARPENTER AND JOINER

Constructs and installs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Shopfitter

UNIT GROUP 3322 PAINTING TRADES WORKERS

PAINTING TRADES WORKERS apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

    • erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
    • preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
    • selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
    • applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
    • hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
    • cleaning equipment and work areas
    • may repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
    • may lay and repair wall and floor tiles


Occupation:

332211 Painting Trades Worker

332211 PAINTING TRADES WORKER

Applies paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Paperhanger

UNIT GROUP 3331 GLAZIERS

GLAZIERS measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Determining type and dimensions of glass required

– Laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs

– Measuring and marking glass for cutting

– Examining glass and marking defective areas

– Cutting along patterns and templates

– Breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers

– Installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings

– Smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels

– May coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects


Occupation:

333111 Glazier

333111 GLAZIER

Measures, cuts, finishes, fits and installs flat glass and mirrors.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Glass Beveller
Glass Embosser
Glass Etcher
Glass Silverer

UNIT GROUP 3332 PLASTERERS

PLASTERERS apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers

– Measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens

– Preparing corner beads and securing them in position

– Fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings

– Covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sand paper

– Mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness

– Plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces

– Creating decorative textures in finishing coats

– Applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials


Occupations:

333211 Fibrous Plasterer
333212 Solid Plasterer

333211 FIBROUS PLASTERER

Applies and fixes plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Dry Wall Plasterer

333212 SOLID PLASTERER

Applies decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3341 PLUMBERS

PLUMBERS install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years 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 is required.

Tasks Include:

– Studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required

– Setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment

– Installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems

– Designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures

– Fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks

– Assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems

– Installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems

– Installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems

– Installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices

– Fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings


Occupations:

334111 Plumber (General)
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
334113 Drainer (Aus) / Drainlayer (NZ)
334114 Gasfitter
334115 Roof Plumber

334111 PLUMBER (GENERAL)

Installs and repairs water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Fire Services Plumber
Sanitary Plumber
Water Plumber

334112 AIRCONDITIONING AND MECHANICAL SERVICES PLUMBER

Installs, maintains and repairs piping, ducting and equipment for heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings or vessels. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Ductfixing Plumber

334113 DRAINER (AUS) / DRAINLAYER (NZ)

Installs, maintains and designs below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Septic Tank Installer

334115 ROOF PLUMBER

Installs, maintains and repairs flashings, metallic roof and wall claddings and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

Industrial Roof Plumber

334114 GASFITTER

Installs, maintains and repairs gas mains, piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Gas Main and Line Fitter
Liquefied Petroleum Gasfitter

UNIT GROUP 3411 ELECTRICIANS

ELECTRICIANS design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes, and service and repair lifts, escalators and related equipment.

Automotive Electricians are excluded from this unit group. Automotive Electricians are included in Unit Group 3211 Automotive Electricians.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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 is required.

Tasks Include:

– Examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation

– Measuring and laying out installation reference points

– Selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors

– Using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults

– Repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts

– Positioning and installing electrical switchboards

– Connecting electrical systems to power supply

– Testing continuity of circuit

– Installing, testing and adjusting electric and mechanical parts of lifts


Occupations:

341111 Electrician (General)
341112 Electrician (Special Class)
341113 Lift Mechanic

341111 ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL)

Alternative Title:

Electrical Fitter


Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Armature Winder
Electrical Contractor
Heavy Coil Winder
Railway Signal Electrician

341112 ELECTRICIAN (SPECIAL CLASS)

Services and repairs intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

341113 LIFT MECHANIC

Alternative Title:

Lift Electrician


Designs, installs, maintains, services and repairs electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3421 AIRCONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS

AIRCONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and 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 III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points

– Drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping

– Installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water

– Bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit

– Filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks

– Test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments

– Removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant

– Checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components

– Adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems

– Recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken


Occupation:

342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

342111 AIRCONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MECHANIC

Assembles, installs, maintains and repairs industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3422 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION TRADES WORKERS

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION TRADES WORKERS prepare, install, repair, maintain and patrol electric power distribution networks.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Installing conductors and aerial equipment, and underground cables and equipment

– Installing and maintaining equipment associated with electrical supply such as transformers

– Attending to electrical breakdown and emergencies

– Maintaining poles and associated hardware, and continuity of electrical supply and street lighting

– Conducting routine maintenance on the aerial and underground electricity supply network

– Conducting low-voltage switching operations

– Fitting pole hardware and crossarms

– Preparing low- and high-voltage cable joints and cable terminations while connecting and installing electrical equipment and overhead lines

– Using heavy plant equipment such as elevated work platforms and portable equipment such as hydraulic drills

– May undertake substation installation and maintenance, and specialised testing and revenue meter installation


Occupations:

342211 Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ)
342212 Technical Cable Jointer

342211 ELECTRICAL LINESWORKER (AUS) / ELECTRICAL LINE MECHANIC (NZ)

Installs, maintains, repairs and patrols electrical sub-transmission and distribution systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Electrical Linesworker (Distribution) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Distribution) (NZ)
Electrical Linesworker (Transmission) (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (Transmission) (NZ)
Railway Traction Line Worker

342212 TECHNICAL CABLE JOINTER

Joins insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches, and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3423 ELECTRONICS TRADES WORKERS

ELECTRONICS TRADES WORKERS maintain, adjust and repair electronic equipment such as commercial and office machines, video and audio equipment, and electronic instruments and control systems, and transmit and receive radio messages.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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 and testing machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults

– Adjusting, repairing, and replacing worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments

– Reassembling, test operating and adjusting equipment

– Advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunctions

– Receiving messages by interpreting code and converting to plain language, and writing and typing messages for transmission

– Monitoring radio traffic, and transmitting and receiving voice messages

– Installing electronic instruments and control systems

– Applying knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems


Occupations:

342311 Business Machine Mechanic
342312 Communications Operator
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

342311 BUSINESS MACHINE MECHANIC

Maintains, adjusts and repairs computers, photocopiers, fax machines, cash registers and other electronic commercial and office machines.

Skill Level: 3

342312 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR

Transmits and receives radio messages by use of morse code, voice and radio teletype.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Communication Information Systems Sailor (Navy)
Communications and Information Systems Controller (Air Force)
Operator Specialist Communications (Army)

342313 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT TRADES WORKER

Maintains, adjusts and repairs radio and television receivers, and related audio and visual reproduction equipment such as video cameras, digital versatile disc players, compact disc players and video cassette recorders.

Skill Level: 3

 

342314 ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT TRADES WORKER (GENERAL)

Alternative Title:

Instrument and Control Service Person


Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs electronic instruments and control systems. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Communication Electronic Technician (Air Force)
Electronic Technician (Navy)

 

342315 ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT TRADES WORKER (SPECIAL CLASS)

Alternative Title:

Industrial Measurement and Control Technician


Installs, modifies, maintains and repairs complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

UNIT GROUP 3941 CABINETMAKERS

CABINETMAKERS fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications

– Selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood

– Marking out, cutting and shaping wood

– Working from drawings and specifications to make furniture

– Making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required

– Assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles

– Fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves

– Making frames for chairs and couches

– May repair and refurbish furniture and antiques


Occupation:

394111 Cabinetmaker

394111 CABINETMAKER

Fabricates or repairs wooden furniture, and fits and assembles prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Antique Furniture Reproducer
Antique Furniture Restorer
Chair and Couch Maker
Coffin Maker

UNIT GROUP 3991 BOAT BUILDERS AND SHIPWRIGHTS

BOAT BUILDERS AND SHIPWRIGHTS construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


At least three years 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:

– Studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections

– Marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways

– Checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus

– Assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship

– Erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures

– Installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment

– Building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders

– Determining repair requirements and procedures

– May make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete


Occupations:

399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright

399111 BOAT BUILDER AND REPAIRER

Builds, repairs and modifies boats. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Composite Boat Builder
Rigger (Boat)
Sparmaker
Wooden Boat Builder
Yacht Builder

 

399112 SHIPWRIGHT

Constructs, fits out and repairs ships. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

Loftsman/woman (Marine)
Ship’s Carpenter

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