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Inspectors and Regulatory Officers (other)

Inspectors and Regulatory Officers (other)

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Also known as Dog Catcher, Technician Preventative Medicine (Army), Trade Mark Examiner, Travel Accommodation Inspector, Weights and Measures Inspector.

This occupation group covers Inspectors and Regulatory Officers not elsewhere classified.


Tasks Include:


  • searching aircraft, vehicles, premises and people, and checking documents and goods to detect illegal activities such as undocumented cargo, prohibited goods and illegal aliens
  • examining and assessing visas and residency applications
  • testing applicants' ability to operate a motor vehicle, assessing applicants' suitability to hold learner's permits and probationary licences, and issuing learner's permits and probationary licences
  • identifying pest and weed problems and determining treatments and management
  • assessing claims for government benefits
  • carrying out random checks of taxation documents to detect non-compliance with taxation legislation
  • conducting visual checks of the mechanical, structural, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems of railway wagons, carriages and locomotives for condition and correct classification
  • ensuring that train, tram and bus services are provided according to schedule, monitoring the cleanliness, presentation and condition of vehicles, and recommending improvements and changes to services
Job prospects for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers in Victoria

Occupations in the Inspectors and Regulatory Officers group include Customs Officer, Immigration Officer, Inspectors and Regulatory Officers (other), Motor Vehicle Licence Examiner, Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector, Social Security Assessor, Taxation Inspector, Train Examiner, Transport Operations Inspector and Water Inspector.

Employment prospects
There are currently 6,800 Inspectors and Regulatory Officers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,513.70

Hourly earnings
$40.50

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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