Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners
Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners test motor vehicle driving licence applicants and issue learner's permits and probationary licences.
Tests applicants' ability to operate a motor vehicle assesses applicants' suitability to hold learner's permits and probationary licences, and issues learner's permits and probationary licences.
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Vocational Education and Training (VET)
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, Inspectors and Regulatory Officers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 76% of people employed as Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 10 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 40 hours per week in their main job. This is 4 hours less 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.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners||All Jobs Average|
Around 47% of Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.
Queensland and New South Wales have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
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 Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners is 44 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 45 to 54 years.
Females make up 63% of the workforce. This is 15 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||Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||3.6||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 essential to work as a Motor Vehicle Licence Examiner. Although some workers have a certificate IV in training and assessment or government (road transport compliance).
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Motor Vehicle Licence Examiners||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||2.8||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||14.7||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 Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Reading work related information.
Looking for ways to help people.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Talking to others.
41%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
39%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Teaching people how to do something.
34%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Using maths to solve problems.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
68%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
49%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
41%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
39%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
36%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
33%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
32%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
31%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
27%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
26%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
12%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
10%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
8%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Read and understand written information.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
43%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Do two or more things at the same time.
See details that are far away.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
29%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
57%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
55%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
51%Working with the public
Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.
46%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
46%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
44%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
42%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
41%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
41%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
40%Providing office support
Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.
38%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
36%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
35%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
34%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
31%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
31%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
29%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
27%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
27%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
26%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
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.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
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.
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.
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.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
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.
Talk with people face-to-face.
96%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Talk on the telephone.
87%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
86%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
85%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
Work to strict deadlines.
Use electronic mail.
84%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
82%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
Work with people in a group or team.
80%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
79%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
76%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
76%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
73%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
72%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
70%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
69%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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