Trade measurement officers monitor the marketplace with respect to goods sold by measure to ensure the accuracy of claimed or advertised measurements. Typical transactions using measurement include fuel purchased for motor vehicles and goods purchased by weight in supermarkets.
You can become a trade measurement officer without formal qualifications; however, completion of Year 12 or a trade qualification would be an advantage. You will need to apply to the National Measurement Institute who will assess your suitability. If your application is successful, you will undertake both formal and informal training on the job. On successful completion of this training you will be awarded VET qualifications in Government (Trade Measurement) and Government (Investigation).
Trade measurement officers may perform the following tasks:
The work is performed at service stations, licensed premises, stores, supermarkets, factories and warehouses.
Trade measurement officers are employed by the National Measurement Institute, a division of the Australian Government Department of Industry. Vacant positions are advertised on the APSJOBS website (www.apsjobs.gov.au). Contact the National Measurement Institute for further details.