8996 RECYCLING AND RUBBISH COLLECTORS
RECYCLING AND RUBBISH COLLECTORS collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
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.
riding on and in garbage and recycling trucks
collecting rubbish and items for recycling from domestic, commercial and industrial premises
loading rubbish and recycling into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
unloading garbage and recycling trucks
may operate compacting equipment on garbage trucks
may supervise other garbage collectors