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Drainer

Drainers install, maintain and design below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems.

Overview

Drainers install, maintain and design below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems.

Day-to-day

  • studies drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • installs sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • installs below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Drainer

  • You can work as a Drainer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II in drainage is usually required.

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