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Concreters pour, spread, smooth and finish concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges
 
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Concreters
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
33,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1142
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • erecting concrete form work and laying steel reinforcing
  • pouring, spreading and levelling concrete using screeds and templates
  • tamping, smoothing, shaping and sealing concrete
  • operating trowelling machines to float, trowel and polish concrete surfaces
  • forming expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers and straight edges
  • installing fixtures in concrete such as anchor bolts, steel plates and door sills
  • wetting concrete and rubbing with abrasives to finish vertical surfaces
  • covering concrete with plastic sheeting and sand to cure it
  • cutting lines in concrete using power cutters
  • may cover freshly poured concrete with colouring powders and other materials

Job Titles

  • Concreter

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Construction
  • Certificate III in Concreting

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