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Manufactured Mineral Products

Overview

The Manufactured Mineral Products sector covers the manufacture of glass, plaster pre-fabricated concrete section; concrete block, ceramic tiles, brick, pottery and white ware (dinner sets, bathroom and kitchen fixtures).

This sector produces and supplies to multiple sectors and industries such as:

  • The Building and Construction industry - cement, concrete products, glass, clay and ceramic, fibre cement products
  • The Civil Construction industry - cement, concrete products, asphalt
  • The Automotive industry – glass
  • The Landscaping industry - concrete blocks and pavers
  • Consumers - bathroom ware, dinner sets, locks, pavers, gnomes and bird baths.

What does this industry cover?

  • Cement
  • Pre-cast and pre-mixed concrete
  • Pre-mixed concrete
  • Flat Glass
  • Glass containers
  • Refactories
  • Plaster and fibre cement boards
  • Ground minerals
  • Abrasive grinding wheels and cutting disc

Industry Information

Manufactured Mineral Products sector employs around 60,000 people mostly employed in micro and small businesses.

Traineeship and apprenticeship commencements in this industry are quite limited.

Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this industry in the past two years. Commencements year to March 2018: 16

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 26/09/2018. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of all employees in this industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Key Occupations

Cement Plant Operator

Clay Products Control Room Operator

Pre-cast Concrete Operator

Ceramics Mould Maker

Glass Batch Operator

This industry is positioned in the following groups

Industry

Manufacturing & Production

Work Type

Practical & Manual

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Career Pathways

The  Manufactured Mineral Products Industry has career pathways from Certificate II through to Diploma. Look at the Job Pathway Chart to see what is of interest.

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Information

Industry information is published by peak level associations, government and major employers.  Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry.  Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

Use Google to search for the associations and organisations listed below. 

Industry

  • Australian Glass and Glazing Association
  • Cement Industry Federation
  • Concrete Institute of Australia
  • Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia

Government

  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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