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Other Construction and Mining Labourers includes occupations such as Crane Chasers, Driller's Assistants, Laggers, Mining Support Workers and Surveyor's Assistants.
Slings cranes and winches, and directs the movement of loads ensuring loads do not exceed lifting capacities.
Specialisations: Dogman/woman, Slinger
Performs routine tasks in setting up, operating and dismantling drilling sites for extracting oil, gas, mineral ore or water.
Specialisations: Derrick Hand, Roughneck, Well Treatment Offsider
Applies insulating materials, such as felt, fibreglass, polyurethane and cork, to pipes, steam generators, process vats and ducting, and secures insulation with wire, wire netting, staples, metal strapping and using welding torches.
Performs routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.
Specialisations: Pit Crew Support Worker
Performs routine tasks to assist Surveyors and Geologists by transporting, assembling, maintaining and laying out prospecting and surveying equipment, and collecting and labelling samples.
Specialisations: Geological Survey Field Assistant, Seismic Survey Assistant
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 small occupation employing 6800 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Year 10 Certificate, Certificate I, or a short period of on-the-job training is sometimes needed, but is not necessary to work in this job. Sometimes additional tickets are also required to work in this job.
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 Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.
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.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Teaching and course design.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.