Erects and dismantles scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites, and for temporary structures such as staging and seating. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $86,007
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,300

What does a Scaffolder do?

  • 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

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Certificate III in Scaffolding
Course in the Installation of Swing Stage Scaffolds
Course in the Safe Use of Swing Stage Scaffolds
Erect and Dismantle Advanced Scaffolding
Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding - Intermediate Level
Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding Advanced Level
Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding Basic Level