Other Food Trades Assistantsinclude jobs like Butcher's Assistant, Chef's Assistant, and Cook's Assistant.

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

    Tasks

    • Gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving.
    • Gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients.
    • Weighing and measuring ingredients.
    • Washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving.
    • Cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking.
    • Removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers.
    • Washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware.
    • Storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.
    • Advising when food supplies are low.

    More about Food Trades Assistants

    All Food Trades Assistants

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Other Food Trades Assistants

    • 970 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 31 years Average age
    • 48% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Food Trades Assistants (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 780 in 2011 to 970 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Food Trades Assistants work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Retail Trade; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (29%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 31 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (37%).
    • Gender: 48% 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)
    Accommodation and Food Services46.5
    Retail Trade25.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance11.2
    Manufacturing6.1
    Other Industries10.4

    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.
    StateOther Food Trades AssistantsAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.431.6
    VIC25.725.6
    QLD17.520.0
    SA6.77.0
    WA11.610.8
    TAS2.52.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT1.81.9

    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 BracketOther Food Trades AssistantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1922.4-5.05.0
    20-2414.6-9.39.3
    25-3420.4-22.922.9
    35-4413.1-22.022.0
    45-5414.9-21.621.6
    55-597.2-9.09.0
    60-644.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.7-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Food Trades AssistantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree7.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV14.3-21.121.1
    Year 1230.1-18.118.1
    Year 1110.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below28.9-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Food Trade Assistants who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are polite and courteous.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Food Production

      41% Skill level

      Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

    2. Mathematics

      39% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    3. Customer and Personal Service

      34% Skill level

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

    4. English Language

      33% Skill level

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

    5. Chemistry

      33% Skill level

      Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

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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, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation Workers.

    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.

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    Demands

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

    1. Spend Time Standing

      99% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    2. Contact With Others

      83% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Physical Proximity

      80% Important

      How physically close are you to other people?

    4. Responsible for Others' Health and Safety

      79% Important

      How responsible are you for the health and safety of others?

    5. Time Pressure

      79% 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, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation Workers.

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