CHEMISTRY TECHNICIAN-ANZSCO :311411

SKILL LEVEL 2

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ANZSCO 311411: CHEMISTRY TECHNICIAN


Major Group: 3 - Technicians and Trades Workers | Sub-Major Group: 31 - Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians | Minor Group: 311 - Agricultural, Medical and Science Technicians | Unit Group: 3114 - Science Technicians

Description: Performs laboratory tests on organic and inorganic chemicals, analyses test data and carries out technical functions in support of Chemists or Chemical Engineers in a wide variety of areas such as fuels, agricultural products, food, pharmaceuticals, paints, metals, plastics, textiles, detergents, paper, fertilisers and cosmetics.

Skill Level 2 : Occupations at Skill Level 2 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

- NZ Register Diploma or 
- AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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.

Alternative Titles
  • Chemistry Technical Officer
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.

Specialisations
  • Chemical Instrumentation Officer
  • Chemical Process Analyst
  • Chemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Dairy Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Laboratory Technician
  • Sugar Laboratory Assistant
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.

UNIT GROUP 3114: SCIENCE TECHNICIANS


Description: Perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

- In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

- In New Zealand:

NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

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.

Tasks
  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met
  • preparing experiments and demonstrations for science classes
Other occupations in this Unit Group
  • 311412 - Earth Science Technician
  • 311413 - Life Science Technician
  • 311414 - School Laboratory Technician
  • 311415 - Hydrographer
  • 311499 - Science Technicians nec