Crossing Supervisors assist children, disabled and other pedestrians to cross roads by stopping traffic and ensuring all pedestrians have crossed safely before allowing traffic to flow through the crossing.

    You can work as a Crossing Supervisor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in children's crossing supervising might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Escorts children, disabled and other pedestrians across roads.
    • Stops traffic to facilitate people crossing the road.
    • Re-establishes traffic flow once pedestrians have reached the other side of the road. escorts children, disabled and other pedestrians across roads.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Crossing Supervisors

    • 5,600 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 3% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 64 hours Average full-time
    • 63 years Average age
    • 62% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Crossing Supervisors (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 5,200 in 2011 to 5,600 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Many Crossing Supervisors work in Victoria.
    • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Education and Training; and Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (3%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 64 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 63 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Most workers are aged 45 years or over
    • Gender: 62% 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 Safety83.7
    Education and Training7.6
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing3.9
    Administrative and Support Services3.8
    Other Industries1.0

    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.
    StateCrossing SupervisorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW16.031.6
    VIC51.025.6
    QLD22.820.0
    SA0.17.0
    WA9.110.8
    TAS0.92.0
    NT0.11.0
    ACT0.01.9

    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 BracketCrossing SupervisorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-240.6-9.39.3
    25-341.8-22.922.9
    35-446.0-22.022.0
    45-5416.9-21.621.6
    55-5914.0-9.09.0
    60-6417.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over42.7-4.24.2

    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 QualificationCrossing SupervisorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree5.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV16.7-21.121.1
    Year 1216.3-18.118.1
    Year 118.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below43.7-12.512.5

    You can work as a Crossing Supervisor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in children's crossing supervising might be helpful.

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    • working with vulnerable people and children check

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      47% Skill level

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

    2. Public safety and security

      42% Skill level

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

    3. English language

      36% Skill level

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

    4. Psychology

      28% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. Law and government

      25% 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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

      100% Important

      Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

    2. Spend time standing

      96% Important

      Spend time standing at work.

    3. Contact with the public

      89% Important

      Work with customers or the public.

    4. Very hot or cold temperatures

      88% Important

      Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

    5. Exposure to contaminants

      88% Important

      Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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