Crossing Supervisors assist children, disabled and other pedestrians to cross roads by stopping traffic and ensuring all pedestrians have crossed safely before allowing traffic to flow through the crossing.
Escorts children, disabled and other pedestrians across roads.
Stops traffic to facilitate people crossing the road.
Re-establishes traffic flow once pedestrians have reached the other side of the road. escorts children, disabled and other pedestrians across roads.
- 899911 Bicycle Mechanics
- 899912 Car Park Attendants
- 899913 Crossing Supervisors
- 899914 Electrical and Telecommunications Trades Assistants
- 899915 Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers
- 899916 Mechanic's Assistants
- 899917 Railways Assistants
- 899918 Sign Erectors
- 899921 Ticket Collectors and Ushers
- 899922 Trolley Collectors
- 899923 Road Traffic Controllers
- 899999 Labourers (not covered elsewhere)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA 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, Other Miscellaneous Labourers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 3% of people employed as Crossing Supervisors work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 63 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 64 hours per week in their main job. This is 20 hours more than 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.
Most Crossing Supervisors work in the Public administration and safety industry. They are also employed in industries like:
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Crossing Supervisors||All Jobs Average|
Around 43% of Crossing Supervisors live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.
Victoria has a large share of employment relative to its population size.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
- Melbourne - South East
- Melbourne - West
- Melbourne - Outer East
- Melbourne - North East
- Melbourne - Inner South.
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.
Age and gender
The median age of Crossing Supervisors is 63 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 65 years and over.
Females make up 62% of the workforce. This is 14 percentage points above 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)
|Age Bracket||Crossing Supervisors||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||42.7||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Formal qualifications are not usually required to work as a Crossing Supervisor. Although, a short training course in children's crossing (or similar) may be needed.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Crossing Supervisors||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||2.1||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||43.7||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 Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Looking for ways to help people.
36%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
36%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Talking to others.
Reading work related information.
27%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Teaching people how to do something.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
14%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
47%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
42%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
25%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
20%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
19%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
19%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
19%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
14%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
12%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
11%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
9%Philosophy and theology
Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
6%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
See details that are far away.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Do two or more things at the same time.
Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.
34%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.
Read and understand written information.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
52%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
50%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
49%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
45%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
45%Working with the public
Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.
44%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
43%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
42%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
41%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
40%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
39%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
36%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
36%Scheduling work and activities
Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
36%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
35%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
34%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
34%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
31%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
31%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
30%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
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 are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
100%Outdoors, exposed to weather
Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.
96%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
89%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
88%Very hot or cold temperatures
Work in very hot or cold temperatures.
88%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
85%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
84%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
82%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
82%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
82%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
82%Consequence of error
Work where mistakes have serious consequences.
81%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
81%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
78%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
76%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
75%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
Talk with people face-to-face.
73%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
Work with people in a group or team.
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