Building and Plumbing Labourers

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Building and Plumbing Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks associated with erecting and repairing structures and facilities, maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, excavating earth and clearing and levelling sites, and installing and maintaining piping systems, fixtures and water regulators.

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Building and Plumbing Labourers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
54,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1057
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
  • erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
  • digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings
  • assisting with installing fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and sprinkler systems

 

Job Titles

  • Builder's Labourer
  • Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer
  • Earthmoving Labourer
  • Plumber's Assistant

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways

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Job Vacancies

Featured Job
  • Plumber - 1st Year Apprentice Plumber

  • Reliance Plumbing Australia Pty Ltd
  • We are looking for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year apprentice plumbers. Candidate must be a hard worker and have a positive can do attitude. Northern beaches local, drivers licence and own transport a must. Mostly local jobs, with a good variety of work. Job Type: Apprenticeship Job Location: Northern Beaches NSW White card: Required
    • Northern Beaches Location
    • Supervised by qualified plumbers
    • Great variety of work
  • Trades & ServicesPlumbers
  • Thu 17 Jan , 2019
  • Dee Why, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Joiner

  • Northern Beaches Joinery
  • As an apprentice Joiner you will be working in a small team, assisting in the manufacturing of predominantly timber doors and windows in the workshop with some site installations.
    • Working on Northern Beaches
    • Relaxed working hours
    • Small working team
  • Trades & ServicesCarpenters and Joiners
  • Thu 17 Jan , 2019
  • Cromer, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Wed 16 Jan , 2019
  • Parramatta, New South Wales
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