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821511 - Paving and Surfacing Labourer

Description

Performs routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

Skill Level

5

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8215 Paving and Surfacing Labourers

Description

perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

Tasks

    • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
    • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
    • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
    • tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
    • shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
    • cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
    • erecting and dismantling barricades
    • loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
    • may direct traffic

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 821511 Paving and Surfacing Labourer

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