Earth Science Technician - ANZSCO 311412

Description
Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists or Geophysicists.
Skill Level
2
Alternative Titles
  • 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
Occupation Lists
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Skills Assessment Authority
VETASSESS C
Regional for 457 Applications
There is no regional restriction for 457 visa applications for this occupation.
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

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.
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
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.
Occupations in this Group

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