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Engineering and technical

Engineering and technical roles plan, organise, direct, control, coordinate or provide advice on the engineering and technical operations and tasks within organisations.

Job function Job role Job role code Description
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Engineering Professional Aeronautical Engineer 140209 Aeronautical engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.*
Aerospace Engineer 140210 Aerospace engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft or spacecraft for flight.*
Biomedical Engineer 140211 Biomedical engineers apply knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease.*
Chemical/Materials Engineer 140201 Chemical and Material Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and construct and operate commercial-scale chemical plants, supervise industrial processing and the fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical change. They investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and assess and develop their engineering and commercial applications.*
Civil Engineer 140202 Civil engineers design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.
Communications Engineer 140212 Communications engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.*
Electrical Engineer 140203 Electrical engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.*
Electronics Engineer 140204 Electronics engineers design, develop, adapt, install, test and maintain electronic components, circuits and systems used for computer systems, communication systems, entertainment, transport and other industrial applications.*
Engineer in Training 140219 An engineer in training is either a student or graduate in an engineering discipline. They are usually mentored/monitored by a more senior engineer and implement their university learning on the job.
Engineering Manager 140205 Engineering Managers provide expert policy advice within an engineering discipline and are responsible for the development, implementation, compliance and review of policies and procedures relevant to their work within that discipline.
Engineering Technologist 140213 Engineering technologists analyse and modify new and existing engineering technologies and apply them in the testing and implementation of engineering projects.*
Industrial/Mechanical/Production Engineer 140206 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant. They perform installations and establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities.*
Marine Engineer 140207 Marine engineers control and manage the operation and maintenance of a ship's plant and equipment.*
Mechatronics Engineer 140214 Mechatronics engineers perform functions that include a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering.
Naval Architecture Engineer 140215 Naval architectural engineers design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures.*
Senior Engineer 140217 Senior engineers investigate and expose risk, analyse and report on engineering issues and requirements and develop and implement recommendations and advice.
Structural Engineer 140216 Structural engineers are concerned with the research, planning, design, construction, inspection, monitoring, maintenance, rehabilitation and demolition of permanent and temporary structures, as well as structural systems and their components.
Systems Engineer 140218 Systems engineers design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.
Examiners Patents Examiner 140402 Patent examiners investigate and report on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Patents Act.*
Plant Breeders Rights Examiner 140403 Plant breeder rights examiners process registrations for plants breeders rights under the relevant legislation.
Trademark/Design Examiner 140404 Trade mark examiners review trade mark applications to make sure they meet the requirements for registration under the relevant legislation. They use electronic, procedural manuals and technical knowledge to examine new trade mark products.
Land and Asset Management Asset Manager (Land and Property) 140501 Asset managers (land and property) provide advice on the administration and use of land and property.*
Cartography/Surveyor 140502 Cartography/surveying professionals collect, record and evaluate survey data and prepare maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors or Cartographers.*
Urban/Regional Planner 140503 Urban and regional planning professionals develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.*
Valuation 140504 Valuation professionals assess the value of land, property, commercial equipment, merchandise, personal effects, household goods and objects of art.*
Technician Architectural/Building/Surveying Technicians 140301 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.*
Avionics Technician 140308 Avionics technicians perform repair and maintenance on electronic systems in an aircraft.
CCTV, Radio and Satellite Technician 140302 CCTV, radio and satellite technicians install, maintain, repair and diagnose malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.*
Civil Engineering Draftsperson/Technician 140303 Civil Engineering draftspersons and technicians assist in Civil Engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.*
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson/Technician 140304 Electrical Engineering draftspersons and technicians assist in electrical engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.*
Electronics Engineering Draftsperson/Technician 140305 Electronic Engineering draftspersons and technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.*
Marine Technician 140310 Marine technicians operate, maintain and repair the ship’s machinery, gas turbines, diesels, ventilation, as well as power generation and distribution, and electrical control systems.
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson/Technician 140306 Mechanical Engineering draftspersons and technicians assist in Mechanical Engineering research, design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and facilities.*
Technical Explosive Ordnance 140309 Technical explosive ordnance professionals perform a range of functions in response to explosive ordnance such as evaluation, risk reduction and response actions for contaminated sites.
Technical Management 140312 Technical Managers perform technical processes and assist others with technical problems. They observe and guide employees in how perform their duties.
Textiles Technician 140311 Textile technicians analyse properties of raw textiles. They research, improve and alter textiles physical properties. The also do quality control and write up the processes of tests performed on the raw material.


Health roles develop programs and policies, conduct tests and diagnose and treat physical and physiological disorders, and provide nursing care, advice and counselling to patients to maintain, promote and restore good health and safe and healthy working environments. This may include patient care in hospitals, nursing homes and other health and community-based care facilities, and support, information and advice to clients on a range of social welfare matters.*

Job function Job role Job role code Description
Health and Allied Health Professionals Dental Assistant 220221 Dental assistants prepare patients for dental examination and assist Dental Practitioners, Hygienists and Therapists in providing care and treatment.
Dental Technician 220220 Dental technicians construct and repair dentures and other dental appliances.*
Dentist 220201 Dentists diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health.*
Dietitian/Nutritionist or Nutrition Professional 220202 Dietitians apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make appropriate dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.*
Generalist Medical Practitioner 220203 Generalist medical practitioners diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventive action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.*
Health Promotion 220204 Health promotion professionals devise and implement marketing and promotional campaigns to improve and control the health of individuals and communities.
Job Capacity Assessment 220205 Job capacity assessment professionals consider medical evidence and assess how this relates to an individual’s capacity to work and the level of support they require.
Medical and Pharmaceutical Advice 220206 Medical and pharmaceutical advice professionals provide information on medical and pharmaceutical products and their application.
Medical Imaging Professional 220207 Medical imaging professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.*
Medical Laboratory Technician 220222 Medical laboratory technicians performs routine medical laboratory tests and operate diagnostic laboratory equipment under the supervision of Medical Laboratory Scientists and Pathologists.
Nurse 220208 Registered nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.*
Occupational Therapy 220210 Occupational therapists assess functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations.*
Occupational/Environmental Health Professional 220209 Occupational and environmental health professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.*
Optometrist 220211 Optometrists perform eye examinations and vision tests, prescribe lenses, other optical aids and therapy and diagnose and manage eye movement disorders and associated sensory problems.*
Pathologist 220212 Pathologists identify the cause and processes of disease and illness by examining changes in body tissue and in blood and other body fluids, and conducts tests on samples of tissues, blood and body secretions.*
Pharmacist 220213 Pharmacists undertake research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies.*
Physiologist 220223 Physiologists study plants, animals and cell functions at a biological level at normal or abnormal conditions.
Physiotherapist 220214 Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.*
Podiatrist 220224 Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.
Psychologist 220215 Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.*
Social Worker 220216 Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development.*
Specialist Medical Practitioner 220217 Specialist medical practitioners diagnose and treat human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques.*
Speech Professional/Audiologist 220218 Speech Professionals and audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation services related to human hearing defects. They assess and treat people with communication disorders and physical problems associated with eating and swallowing.*
Health and Welfare Support Work Counsellor 220301 Counsellors provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies.*
Disability Services 220302 Disability services professionals provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.*
Family Consultant 220303 Family Consultants assist children and families and provide expert advice in complex situations such as child development, family violence, and new family dynamics. They can also provide child focused interventions to assist families and the courts.*
Houseparent 220304 Houseparents provide care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.*
Indigenous Health Worker 220305 Indigenous health workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.*
Youth Worker 220306 Youth workers assist young people as individuals or groups to solve social, emotional and financial problems.*
Last reviewed: 
20 March 2019