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Group
Major Group

3 Technicians and Trades Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2013, Version 1.3
Released
5/11/2019
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Technicians and Trades Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks, applying broad or in-depth technical, trade or industry specific knowledge, often in support of scientific, engineering, building and manufacturing activities.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • carrying out tests and experiments, and providing technical support to Health Professionals, Natural and Physical Science Professionals and Engineering Professionals
  • providing technical support to users of computer hardware and software
  • fabricating, repairing and maintaining metal, wood, glass and textile products
  • repairing and maintaining motor vehicles, aircraft, marine craft and electrical and electronic machines and equipment
  • constructing, repairing, fitting-out and finishing buildings and other structures
  • operating printing and binding equipment
  • preparing and cooking food
  • shearing, caring for, training and grooming animals, and assisting Veterinarians
  • propagating and cultivating plants, and establishing and maintaining turf surfaces for sporting events
  • cutting and styling hair
  • operating chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation equipment
  • providing technical assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances