8217 Structural Steel Construction Workers

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Structural Steel Construction Workers
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STRUCTURAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, erect scaffolding, position and secure steel reinforcing in concrete forms, and erect and dismantle structural steel frames.
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:

erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
erecting guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, laying planks and hanging safety nets

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
2 467.80