How to become a Trade Measurement Officer

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.

Personal requirements for a Trade Measurement Officer

  • Enjoy technical work
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to perform calculations accurately
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency

Education & Training for a Trade Measurement Officer

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).


Additional information

Trade measurement officers are required to hold a drivers licence. You may need to pass a medical examination as part of the application process.

Duties & Tasks of a Trade Measurement Officer

Trade measurement officers:

  • Test weighing and measuring equipment for accuracy
  • Calibrate weights and measures to national measurement standards
  • Conduct accuracy checks on goods sold by weight or measure (pre-packed food, for example)
  • Apply the trade measurement law and investigate any fraud and prosecute if necessary
  • Prepare briefs of evidence and instruct legal staff in the conduct of enforcement actions in the courts
  • Provide advice and deliver education and promotion programs to traders and licensed repairers.

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Working conditions for a Trade Measurement Officer

The work is performed at service stations, licensed premises, stores, supermarkets, factories and warehouses.


Employment Opportunities for a Trade Measurement Officer

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.


Specializations

Trade Measurement Officer

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.

  • Average age
    Average age
    44 years
  • Future Growth
    Future Growth
    Stable
  • Gender Share
    Gender Share
    37% female
  • Average full-time
    Average full-time
    42 hours
  • Weekly Pay
    Weekly Pay
    $1,424
  • Skill level rating
    Skill level rating
    Lower skill
  • Unemployment
    Unemployment
    Lower unemployment
  • Full-Time Share
    Full-Time Share
    86% Full-Time
  • Employment Size
    Employment Size
    10,800 workers
  • Employment Size
    Employment by state
    ACT: 3.6%
    NSW: 29.1%
    NT: 1.9%
    QLD: 20.8%
    SA: 6.7%
    TAS: 2.0%
    VIC: 23.3%
    WA: 12.6%
  • Employment Size
    Age brackets
    15-19: 0.4%
    20-24: 3.4%
    25-34: 21.4%
    35-44: 26.1%
    45-54: 27.1%
    55-59: 11.1%
    60-64: 7.3%
    65 and Over: 3.2%
  • Employment Size
    Education level
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma: 17%
    Bachelor degree: 20.1%
    Certificate III/IV: 27.1%
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 8.6%
    Year 10 and below: 9.2%
    Year 11: 3.9%
    Year 12: 14.2%
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