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$1,146 per week


Other Technicians and Trades Workers includes a wide variety of occupations such as Divers, Interior Decorators, Optical Dispensers, Optical Mechanics, Photographer's Assistants, Plastics Technicians, Wool Classers and Fire Protection Equipment Technicians.


  • swims underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction
  • plans the interior design of commercial or residential premises and arranges for decorating work to be done
  • interprets optical prescriptions, and fits and services optical appliances such as spectacle frames and lenses
  • operates machines to grind, polish and surface optical lenses to meet prescription requirements, and fits lenses to spectacle frames
  • assists photographers in taking and developing photographs
  • sets up, adjusts, repairs and troubleshoots machines which manufacture plastics products
  • classifies wool to industry standards or market requirements.


  • physically demanding.

To become an Other Technician and Trades Worker

  • You can work as an Other Technician or Trades Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Organisational Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Computer Skills

  • Planning

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