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Plumber's Assistant

Performs routine tasks in fabricating, laying, installing and maintaining pipes, fixtures, water meters and regulators.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Building and Plumbing Labourers in Victoria

Occupations in the Building and Plumbing Labourers group include Builder's Labourer, Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer, Earthmoving Labourer and Plumber's Assistant.

Employment prospects
There are currently 10,700 Building and Plumbing Labourers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,524.00

Hourly earnings
$42.60

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

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