Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners test motor vehicle driving licence applicants and issue learner's permits and probationary licences.

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Licence Examiner without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Tasks

    • Tests applicants' ability to operate a motor vehicle assesses applicants' suitability to hold learner's permits and probationary licences, and issues learner's permits and probationary licences.

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    • $1,424 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners

    • 1,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 76% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 63% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 490 in 2011 to 1,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Queensland have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and Retail Trade.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (76%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 63% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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)
    Public Administration and Safety62.5
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing18.9
    Retail Trade11.8
    Education and Training2.2
    Other Industries4.6

    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.
    StateMotor Vehicle Licence ExaminersAll Jobs Average
    NSW36.731.6
    VIC17.425.6
    QLD27.120.0
    SA2.77.0
    WA12.610.8
    TAS1.52.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT0.71.9

    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 BracketMotor Vehicle Licence ExaminersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.1-5.05.0
    20-246.1-9.39.3
    25-3421.5-22.922.9
    35-4422.1-22.022.0
    45-5424.6-21.621.6
    55-5913.6-9.09.0
    60-647.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.6-4.24.2

    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 QualificationMotor Vehicle Licence ExaminersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV24.7-21.121.1
    Year 1227.4-18.118.1
    Year 116.6-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below14.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Motor Vehicle Licence Examiner without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • manual drivers licence
    • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence
    • Psychometric or aptitude tests

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    Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Clerical

      70% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    2. Customer and personal service

      68% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. English language

      51% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    4. Computers and electronics

      49% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. Law and government

      41% Skill level

      How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

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    Demands

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

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      97% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Contact with people

      96% Important

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

    3. Telephone

      93% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Repeating same tasks

      87% Important

      Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

    5. Being exact or accurate

      86% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

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