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Construction Trades Workers
Sub-Major Group

Construction Trades Workers construct and repair buildings and other structures, apply final finishes such as plaster, painting and flooring, make and install glass products, and provide plumbing, drainage and mechanical services.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and plans, and estimating quantities of materials required
  • laying bricks and blocks, spreading mortar between joints, and removing excess mortar
  • erecting frameworks, roof frames, roofs and walls
  • laying flooring, carpets and tiles
  • painting and wallpapering surfaces
  • applying plaster and cement coatings to walls
  • building and installing fittings
  • making and installing glass products
  • installing plumbing and drainage systems, guttering and other rainwater systems
  • installing gas appliances and airconditioning piping and ducting

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