821511 Paving and Surfacing Labourer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
821511
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Paving and Surfacing Labourer
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

821511 PAVING AND SURFACING LABOURER

Performs routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.
Skill Level: 5

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

8215 Paving and Surfacing Labourers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
8215
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Paving and Surfacing Labourers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

8215 PAVING AND SURFACING LABOURERS

PAVING AND SURFACING LABOURERS perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.
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:

sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
erecting and dismantling barricades
loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
may direct traffic

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 300.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 922.90
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 329.70