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Inspectors and Regulatory Officers administer and enforce government and corporate regulations and standards.
Administers and enforces customs and related legislation, and assists with customs control of overseas passengers, crew, aircraft, ships, cargo, mail and bond stores.
Specialisations: Customs Investigator
Examines and assesses the entry of people from other countries, administers visas and residency applications according to immigration legislation, rules and policies, and, where necessary, uses legal powers to detain and remove illegal entrants.
Tests motor vehicle driving licence applicants and issues learner's permits and probationary licences. Registration or licensing is required.
Inspects and monitors plants, land and water for noxious plants and animal species, and organises for their control or eradication.
Assesses social welfare claims and entitlements under government legislation and investigates fraud and suspected breaches of legislation.
Inspects and assesses taxation returns to ensure compliance with government legislation, and investigates suspected breaches of taxation legislation.
Inspects rolling stock in railway yards, terminals and stations to ensure adherence to safety standards and operational rules and regulations.
Specialisations: Locomotive Inspector
Monitors scheduled train, tram and bus services and investigates accidents, complaints and service disruptions.
Specialisations: Bus Inspector, Tram Inspector
Monitors the allocation and use of water from water resources such as streams, rivers and underground sources.
Specialisations: Boring Inspector, Stream Control Officer
Includes Dog Catcher, Technician Preventative Medicine (Army), Trade Mark Examiner, Travel Accommodation Inspector, Weights and Measures Inspector
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 30,300 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in three workers have a university degree. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Communicating with customers, the public, government, and others in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.