821411 Building Insulation Installer

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Building Insulation Installer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
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ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Installs and applies insulating material, such as foam, granules, foil, solar film, batts and blankets, to walls, floors, windows and ceilings of buildings to insulate against heat, cold, air, sound and moisture. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 4
Window Tinter (Building)

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8214 Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Insulation and Home Improvement Installers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


INSULATION AND HOME IMPROVEMENT INSTALLERS install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.
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:
NZ Register 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.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
preparing site for insulation and installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders
gluing blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls
operating equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities
cutting insulation material to size and shape, and nailing and stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring
measuring, cutting and applying solar control film to windows
fitting awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools
drilling holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures, and bolting, screwing and nailing fittings into place
attaching and adjusting mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords
installing flashing and waterproofing to fittings such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 186.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 186.70