Linemarkers operate plants to apply markings to roads and other surfaces such as car parks, airports and sportsgrounds.

Specialisations: Road Marker.

You can work as a Linemarker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in traffic management might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Drives over surface to lay appropriate markings.
  • Reads drawings and plans.
  • Maintains equipment.

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Linemarkers

  • 860 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Linemarkers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 790 in 2011 to 860 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Many Linemarkers work in Queensland.
  • Industries: Most work in Construction; Public Administration and Safety; and Manufacturing.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (77%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 4% 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)
Construction82.9
Public Administration and Safety11.1
Manufacturing1.8
Administrative and Support Services1.4
Other Industries2.8

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateLinemarkersAll Jobs Average
NSW24.731.6
VIC24.525.6
QLD26.820.0
SA9.57.0
WA11.010.8
TAS0.92.0
NT1.31.0
ACT1.21.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketLinemarkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-193.1-5.05.0
20-2411.4-9.39.3
25-3422.3-22.922.9
35-4420.0-22.022.0
45-5423.8-21.621.6
55-5910.3-9.09.0
60-647.6-6.06.0
65 and Over1.5-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, 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 QualificationLinemarkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.5-10.110.1
Bachelor degree1.2-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma1.8-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV33.1-21.121.1
Year 1220.8-18.118.1
Year 119.9-4.84.8
Year 10 and below32.7-12.512.5

You can work as a Linemarker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). A course in traffic management might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • construction induction card (white card)
  • forklift licence
  • manual drivers licence
  • medium rigid (MR) driver's licence
  • heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence

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

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and Training

    58% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Building and Construction

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Public Safety and Security

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

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  1. Face-to-Face Discussions

    93% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  2. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

    92% Important

    How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

  3. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

    92% Important

    How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

  4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

    90% Important

    How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

  5. Exposed to Hazardous Equipment

    87% Important

    How often do you work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic?

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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, 47-4051.00 - Highway Maintenance Workers.

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