821111 Builder's Labourer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Builder's Labourer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Alternative Title:
Construction Worker

Performs routine tasks in erecting and repairing structures and facilities on building and construction sites and in factories producing prefabricated building components.
Skill Level: 5
Bricklayer's Assistant
Carpenter's Assistant
Tiler's Assistant

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8211 Building and Plumbing Labourers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Building and Plumbing Labourers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


BUILDING AND PLUMBING LABOURERS perform a variety of routine tasks associated with erecting and repairing structures and facilities, maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, excavating earth and clearing and levelling sites, and installing and maintaining piping systems, fixtures and water regulators.
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:
NZ Register 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 some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
using ladders, swinging scaffolds, bosun's chairs, hydraulic bucket trucks and other equipment to reach and demolish multi-storey structures
cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings
assisting with installing fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and sprinkler systems

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 376.30
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 037.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 361.80