Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Airborne Electronics Analyst (Air Force), Architectural Model Maker, Canoe Maker, Coffee Machine Technician, Fibre Composite Technician, Glass Blower, Hide and Skin Classer, Irrigation Designer, Kayak Maker, Milking Machine Technician, Parachute Rigger, Pearl Technician, Pyrotechnician, Ski Technician, and Surfboard Maker.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Talks to clients about their needs.
    • Orders materials and equipment.
    • Designs and shapes the blank (polyurethane board).
    • Applies colour to the board.
    • Covers the blank with fibreglass cloth and resin.
    • Draws designs on tissue and transfers them onto the board.
    • Attaches fibreglass fins and/or fin systems.
    • Sands the board to achieve a smooth finish and sprays or brushes the board with a chemical finish.

    All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

    • $1,146 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 4,200 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 13% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,300 in 2011 to 4,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Manufacturing; Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services; and Construction.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (78%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 13% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Manufacturing21.1
    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11.5
    Construction10.2
    Other Services9.2
    Other Industries48.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateTechnicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW32.731.6
    VIC25.625.6
    QLD19.120.0
    SA8.57.0
    WA10.510.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT1.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketTechnicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.2-5.05.0
    20-248.0-9.39.3
    25-3421.7-22.922.9
    35-4422.5-22.022.0
    45-5423.7-21.621.6
    55-5910.1-9.09.0
    60-647.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationTechnicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree11.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV35.0-21.121.1
    Year 1216.9-18.118.1
    Year 114.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below12.3-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      76% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    2. Engineering and technology

      53% Skill level

      Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    3. Mathematics

      48% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. Building and construction

      47% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    5. Technical design

      47% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      99% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      92% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

      90% Important

      Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

    4. Dangerous equipment

      89% Important

      Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

    5. Contact with people

      85% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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