Emigrated To Australia As A Bricklayer
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Government Report On Job Prospects
Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions. Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries. It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.
- Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
- Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and remained relatively steady in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons to November 2020 is expected to grow moderately.
- This is a large occupation (33,300 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.
- Bricklayers and Stonemasons have a high proportion of full-time jobs (90.7 per cent). For Bricklayers and Stonemasons working full-time, average weekly hours are 39.4 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are average - in the sixth decile. Unemployment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is below average.
- The most common level of educational attainment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is Certificate III/IV (73.9 per cent).
- Bricklayers and Stonemasons are mainly employed in: Construction; Manufacturing; and Administrative and Support Services.
This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.
A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.
|How many workers are employed in this occupation?||33,300||8|
|How many work full-time (% share)?||90.7||8|
|What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?||1200||6|
|How does unemployment compare with other occupations?||below average||2|
|What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?||-0.8||4|
|What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?||-5.4||4|
|What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?||25.7||9|
|What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?||moderate growth||6|
|What will be the level of future job openings?||average||6|
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
- erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
- sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels
- laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints
- embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
- checking vertical and horizontal alignment
- cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
- repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
- designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering
- constructing walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab block.
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