Autoglaziers

ANZSCO ID 899412

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
1,900
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
86%
Female Share
3%
Average age
38

Summary

Autoglaziers repair and replace windscreens and side and rear glass in motor vehicles.

Specialisations: Vehicle Window Tinter.

Formal qualifications are not essential to work as an Autoglazier. Although some workers have a certificate II or III in automotive body repair technology or automotive glazing technology.

Tasks

  • Removes old and damaged parts and cleans surrounding areas on vehicles.

  • Fits and installs accessories such as sun roofs.

  • Removes damaged glass, trims strips and rubber seals from window frames and mountings on motor vehicles, positions new windscreens and glass windows on frames and attaches and seals them.

Characteristics

Job Type
Labourers
Skill Level
Lower skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
n/a
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Practical
Physical Demand
  • Medium

Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 86% of people employed as Autoglaziers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 20 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 42 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Other Services
54.4%
2
Construction
28.2%
3
Retail Trade
5.4%
4
Wholesale Trade
2.5%
5
Other industries
3.0%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

27.2% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

22.9% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

25.8% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

5.9% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

13.5% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

2.0% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.7% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

1.2% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Autoglaziers All Jobs Average
NSW 27.2 31.6
VIC 22.9 25.6
QLD 25.8 20.0
SA 5.9 7.0
WA 13.5 10.8
TAS 2.0 2.0
NT 1.7 1.0
ACT 1.2 1.9


  • Around 53% of Autoglaziers live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.

    Queensland has a large share of employment relative to its population size.

    The regions with the largest share of workers are:

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
38
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
3%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Autoglaziers is 38 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 3% of the workforce. This is 45 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Autoglaziers All Jobs Average
15-19 2.8 5.0
20-24 9.4 9.3
25-34 28.0 22.9
35-44 26.3 22.0
45-54 22.0 21.6
55-59 6.6 9.0
60-64 3.2 6.0
65 and Over 1.7 4.2
Median Age 38 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Formal qualifications are not essential to work as an Autoglazier. Although some workers have a certificate II or III in automotive body repair technology or automotive glazing technology.

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  • AAPathways website to explore Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways.

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of Qualification Autoglaziers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 0.0 10.1
Bachelor degree 1.5 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 3.6 11.6
Certificate III/IV 39.4 21.1
Year 12 19.2 18.1
Year 11 10.0 4.8
Year 10 and below 26.4 12.5

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.


Skills and Knowledge

Employers look for Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters who are reliable, can interact with others, and are well presented.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 43%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 39%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 39%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 39%

    Installation

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  • 39%

    Quality control analysis

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  • 37%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 37%

    Operation and control

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  • 37%

    Operation monitoring

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • 37%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 37%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 37%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 36%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 36%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 36%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 34%

    Equipment selection

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • 34%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 34%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 32%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 30%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 29%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 59%

    Customer and personal service

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  • 51%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 47%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 42%

    English language

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • 42%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 38%

    Education and training

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • 37%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 34%

    Public safety and security

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  • 32%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 32%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 31%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 31%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 29%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 29%

    Transportation

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  • 28%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 23%

    Technical design

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • 22%

    Physics

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  • 21%

    Geography

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  • 20%

    Psychology

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  • 17%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 46%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 45%

    Static strength

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  • 43%

    Arm-hand steadiness

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  • 43%

    Control precision

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  • 43%

    Extent flexibility

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  • 43%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  • 43%

    Manual dexterity

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • 43%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 41%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 41%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 41%

    Multilimb coordination

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  • 41%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 41%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 41%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 41%

    Trunk strength

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  • 39%

    Depth perception

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  • 39%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 39%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 37%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 34%

    Colour discrimination

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 82%

    Handling and moving objects

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  • 68%

    Doing physically active work

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  • 55%

    Working with the public

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  • 54%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 53%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 47%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 45%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 44%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 44%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 44%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 43%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 42%

    Assessing and evaluating things

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  • 41%

    Driving vehicles or equipment

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  • 41%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 40%

    Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  • 40%

    Controlling equipment or machines

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  • 39%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 37%

    Checking for errors or defects

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  • 35%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 35%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.


Interests and demands

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 48%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 43%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 24%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 14%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 14%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 76%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 76%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  • 62%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 45%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 43%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 33%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Wear common protective or safety equipment

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  • 97%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 97%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 95%

    Outdoors, exposed to weather

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  • 93%

    In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  • 90%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 88%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 83%

    Indoors, not heat controlled

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  • 82%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 82%

    Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • 79%

    Spend time standing

    Spend time standing at work.

  • 77%

    Outdoors, under cover

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  • 77%

    Very hot or cold temperatures

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  • 76%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 73%

    Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  • 72%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 72%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 70%

    Bright or inadequate lighting

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  • 70%

    Making repetitive motions

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  • 70%

    Cramped work space

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

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