Science Technician ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

VIC NSW QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT
27.2% 25.5% 19.3% 7.6% 14.6% 2.7% 1.1% 1.9%

Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/science-technicians?occupationCode=3114

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Science Technicians 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.

 

Requisite Education:

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:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, at least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed 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

 

311411 Chemistry Technician ANZSCO

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

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Chemistry Technical Officer

Specialisations:

  • Chemical Instrumentation Officer
  • Chemical Process Analyst
  • Chemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Dairy Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Laboratory Technician
  • Sugar Laboratory Assistant

 

311412 Earth Science Technician ANZSCO

Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists or Geophysicists.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Earth Science Technical Officer

Specialisations:

  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorological Observer
  • Seismology Technical Officer
  • Soil Science Technical Officer
  • Water Resources Technical Officer

 

311413 Life Science Technician ANZSCO

Identifies and collects living organisms and conducts field and laboratory studies in support of Life Scientists or Environmental Scientists.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Alternative Title:

  • Life Science Technical Officer

Specialisations:

  • Biological Technical Officer
  • Botanical Technical Officer
  • Ecological Technical Officer
  • Environmental Technical Officer
  • Fisheries Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technical Officer
  • Forestry Technician
  • Wood Technologist
  • Zoology Technical Officer

 

311414 School Laboratory Technician ANZSCO

Prepares experiments and demonstrations, makes up solutions, prepares slides, orders books and equipment, and tidies up laboratories in support of teaching chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences and physical sciences.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

 

311415 Hydrographer ANZSCO

Measures, analyses and maintains the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and surveys and maps oceans, seas and rivers.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

 

311499 Science Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Science Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Occupations in this group include:

  • Calibration Technician
  • Drug and Alcohol Tester
  • Fibre Technologist
  • Fingerprint Expert
  • Textile Technical Officer

 


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