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Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform Operator

Boom length 11 meters or more A boom-type elevating work platform operator requires a special licence. This type of work involves using a telescoping, hinged, or articulated device or any combination of these, to support a platform so that people, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work. To be a Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform […]

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Builder’s Labourer

Construction workers

Also known as: Trade Assistant, Construction Worker. Builder’s Labourers assist tradespeople on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs. Employment as a Labourer may be casual or full-time. To be a Labourer you need to enjoy outdoor, practical work and be physically fit. You also need to be able to work as part of a team and be […]

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Cleaner

Cleaners use portable cleaning equipment to clean a variety of venues such as schools, universities, construction sites, commercial offices in high-rise buildings, industrial and domestic premises, sports stadiums, airports and shopping centres. Cleaners are often responsible for the security of the building they are working in. This includes holding the keys, making sure lights and electrical […]

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Concrete Placing Boom

A concrete placing boom is a mobile truck mounted plant incorporating a knuckle boom. It is capable of power operated slewing and luffing to place concrete by pumping it through a pipeline attached to, or forming part of, the boom of the plant. The operator must be able to undertake a number of duties before, […]

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Concreter

Apprenticeship or Trades Assistant. A concreter’s job is to pour, place, spread, compress, finish, and cure concrete for buildings and other structures (like floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths, bridges) – by using hand tools and automated machinery. A concreter usually works outside on construction sites that are typically dusty and noisy environments. A concreter spends most […]

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Construction Worker

Construction worker

Also known as: Trade Assistant, Builders Labourer. Construction workers assist tradespeople on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs. Employment as a Construction Worker may be casual or full-time. To be a construction worker you need to enjoy outdoor, practical work and be physically fit. You also need to be able to work as part […]

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Dogging

Also known as: Crane Chaser, Dogman, Lagger Doggers attach slings and direct the movement of loads handled by cranes in locations such as manufacturing plants, construction and mining sites, and the maritime industry. Doggers work both in and out of view of crane drivers. To be a dogger you need to enjoy outdoor, practical work and be physically fit […]

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Drainlayer

Drainlayer or Drainer, Apprenticeship. Drainlayers or Drainers install, maintain and design below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems. Drainlayers work outdoors with other tradespeople on building and construction sites. They often start (and finish) early and may be required to travel between locations. To be a Drainlayer you need to enjoy outdoor, practical work, […]

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Fibrous Plasterer

Also known as: Gyprocking. Fibrous plasterers make, apply and fix the internal linings of commercial and domestic buildings. They usually work in dusty conditions. To be a Fibrous Plasterer you need to enjoy practical work and have good hand-eye coordination. You also need to be able to read and interpret plans and do neat and accurate […]

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Forklift Operator

Forklift Truck Operator A Forklift Operator is responsible for using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment to load, unload, move, stack, stage and count product and materials. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties. They […]

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Formwork Carpenter

Apprenticeship or Trades Assistant Formwork carpenters construct the molds that hold wet concrete in foundations and other concrete structures. While an excavation or general contracting crew handles small-scale formwork for residential construction, a specialised formwork carpenter typically works on large commercial projects. To be a Formwork Carpenter you need to enjoy outdoor, practical work and be physically fit. You […]

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Glazier

Also known as: Flat Glass Tradesperson, Furniture/Millworking, Glass Beveller, Glass Cutter; Glass Embosser, Glass Silverer, Leadlight Worker. Glass and glazing tradespeople cut, shape and install glass used in windows, including shopfronts, doors, walls, mirrors, display cabinets and furniture. They can also do decorative work such as stained glass and feature mirrors. Glaziers travel to building sites […]

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Metal Roof Plumber

Also known as: Roof Plumbers, Steel Roofers. Roof plumbers’ work involves a lot of bending, climbing and lifting. They work outdoors in all weather conditions. Particular care has to be taken in wet weather and in preventing sunburn (skin damage). A roof plumber’s scope of work covers: Handling structures with metal, polycarbonate, fibreglass, glass, malthoid sheets, […]

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Non-Slewing Mobile Crane

Greater than 3 tonnes capacity. A non-slewing mobile crane is a powered, articulated mobile and/or locomotive crane with a boom or jib that is not capable of being slewed (turned or moved from position). An operator of this type of crane requires a high risk work licence and may only hoist goods or materials – […]

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Painter & Decorator

Painters and decorators apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and other structures. Painters and decorators may work alone or as members of a team. They often work from ladders and scaffolding and do a lot of bending and stretching. […]

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Personal & Materials Hoist

Materials Hoist A Materials Hoist Operator may operate a builder’s hoist to move personnel, goods and/or materials. The hoist may be a cantilever hoist, a tower hoist or a multiple winch operation. Workers may also be asked to configure winches to operate hoists to move personnel. Personal Hoist A Personal Hoist Operator may only operate a hoist to move goods or […]

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Plant Operator

Plant Operator

A Plant Operator may operate one or more of the following Plant Items: Backhoe, Bobcat, Bulldozer, Earthmover, Excavator, Front-end Loader, Grader, Hydraulic Rockbreaker, Road Roller, Scraper, Skid Steer Loaders, Forklift, Trench Digging Machine. An Operator or Driver of a Mobile Plant uses any of the above to level, excavate, move and load earth, rock and […]

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Rigger

3 types: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced. Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects. Riggers mainly work outdoors on construction sites, but can also work on ships, in factories and mines, and in the entertainment industry setting up […]

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Roof Tiler

Roof Tilers cover roofs with tiles, sheets and shingles to form a waterproof surface. They work outdoors on roofs of varying heights, sometimes from ladders and scaffolds. Roof Tilers must observe safe working practices to avoid falling, and injury when working with hazardous materials. The heat can be intense for those working on roof structures in the summer. […]

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Scaffolder

Scaffolding at construction site

3 Types: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced. Scaffolders work on platforms and handrails on building or industrial sites. They also construct and dismantle temporary structures such as stages, seating and catwalks. Scaffolding work may be casual or full-time. All scaffolders require a High Risk Licence to work on a construction site. To be a scaffolder you need […]

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