Other Mobile Plant Operators includes a number of occupation such as Aircraft Baggage Handlers and Airline Ground Crew, Linemarkers, Paving Plant Operators, Railway Track Plant Operators, Road Roller Operators and Streetsweeper Operators.

    You can work as an Other Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • loads and unloads baggage, directs planes, positions staircases, fills aircraft fuel tanks and performs other aircraft ground services to ensure aircraft operations run efficiently
    • operates plant to apply markings to roads and other surfaces such as car parks, airports and sportsgrounds
    • operates plant to spread and level hot bituminous paving materials and lay concrete on areas such as highways, roads and car parks
    • operates plant to lay, align, repair and maintain railway tracks
    • operates a power-driven roller to prepare surfaces for roads, runways and car parks
    • operates plant to clean streets and gutters of litter and debris

    All Other Mobile Plant Operators

    • $1,375 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 13,300 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 10% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Mobile Plant Operators (in their main job) grew moderately the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 13,300 in 2018 to 14,800 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 11,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,200 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Mobile Plant Operators work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,375 per week (similar to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, 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 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 10% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20087800
    200910500
    201011500
    20119900
    201211400
    201312500
    201412300
    201510600
    20169900
    201713100
    201813300
    202314800

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Mobile Plant OperatorsAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings13751460

    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)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing61.0
    Construction18.2
    Public Administration and Safety10.3
    Administrative and Support Services3.3
    Other Industries7.2

    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.
    StateOther Mobile Plant OperatorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.731.6
    VIC22.025.6
    QLD23.220.0
    SA5.97.0
    WA13.910.8
    TAS1.42.0
    NT1.91.0
    ACT0.81.9

    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 BracketOther Mobile Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.8-5.05.0
    20-2411.5-9.39.3
    25-3423.2-22.922.9
    35-4421.6-22.022.0
    45-5423.6-21.621.6
    55-599.2-9.09.0
    60-645.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.4-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Mobile Plant OperatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree5.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV28.4-21.121.1
    Year 1229.1-18.118.1
    Year 117.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below21.8-12.512.5

    You can work as an Other Mobile Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • construction induction card (white card)
    • forklift licence
    • driver's licence
    • drug and alcohol test

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

    Filter Skills & Knowledge

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mechanical

      55% Skill level

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

    2. Building and construction

      52% Skill level

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

    3. Transportation

      50% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    4. Public safety and security

      48% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    5. Engineering and technology

      47% Skill level

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

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2071.00 - Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators.

    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.

    Filter Work Environment

    Demands

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

    1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

      95% Important

      Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

    2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      94% Important

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

    3. Health and safety of others

      92% Important

      Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

    4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      91% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    5. Exposure to contaminants

      89% Important

      Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2071.00 - Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators.

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