8215 Paving and Surfacing Labourers

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


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