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Construction Rigger

Assembles and installs rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel and other heavy objects. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units
Job prospects for Structural Steel Construction Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Structural Steel Construction Workers group include Construction Rigger, Scaffolder, Steel Fixer and Structural Steel Erector.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,700 Structural Steel Construction Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

Average weekly wage
$1,794.30

Hourly earnings
$47.40

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

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This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is for people working or want...

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