Factory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Sheltered Workshop Worker.

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

    Tasks

    • Sets up, monitors, inspects, adjusts, repairs and cleans automatic machines and equipment.
    • Delivers materials to processing areas.
    • Loads materials into machines.
    • Selects product patterns and cuts product materials using automatic machines.
    • Constructs product components by machine and assembles product parts together (including the attachment product labels and information).
    • Performs other practical tasks related to the production of products.
    • Stacks products on carts, pallets and trolleys.
    • Moves carts and trolleys to and from sorting, storage and shipping areas.

    All Other Factory Process Workers

    • $945 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Factory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 2,500 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 30% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Factory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 2,200 in 2011 to 2,500 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Factory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (54%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 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: 30% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

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    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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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)
    Manufacturing37.3
    Health Care and Social Assistance32.9
    Administrative and Support Services10.3
    Wholesale Trade4.7
    Other Industries14.8

    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.
    StateFactory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW25.831.6
    VIC34.525.6
    QLD18.320.0
    SA7.97.0
    WA10.310.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT0.61.0
    ACT0.61.9

    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 BracketFactory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-193.6-5.05.0
    20-249.9-9.39.3
    25-3422.5-22.922.9
    35-4419.5-22.022.0
    45-5426.2-21.621.6
    55-5910.1-9.09.0
    60-645.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.5-4.24.2

    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 QualificationFactory Process Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree3.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma2.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV10.4-21.121.1
    Year 1230.3-18.118.1
    Year 116.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below45.9-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Factory Process Workers who are reliable, can work independently and are hardworking.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Production and Processing

      39% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    2. Mechanical

      38% Skill level

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

    3. Mathematics

      36% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    4. English Language

      35% Skill level

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

    5. Education and Training

      31% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9198.00 - Helpers--Production Workers.

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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

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

    2. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      92% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      86% Important

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

    4. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      83% Important

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

    5. Time Pressure

      82% Important

      How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

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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, 51-9198.00 - Helpers--Production Workers.

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