Road Marker / Career

Overview of Occupation

Road Markers apply road markings, signs and lines using specialized road marking plant and equipment. Project sites may include roads, bridges, footpaths, car parks, sports fields and airfields. Technological advances in road marking systems and materials include adding reflectivity and increasing longevity

Alternative Titles: Construction Worker (Road Marking), Road Marking Operator.

Education and Training: One path to becoming a skilled Road Marker is through on the job training. You can also become a Road Marker through a traineeship or apprenticeship (also known as Australian Apprenticeship). Traineeships/apprenticeships involve a combination of on and off the job training. At this stage there is no educational prerequisite required to enter into a traineeship/apprenticeship, but usually you will have completed a minimum of Year 10.The formal qualification on completion of a traineeship/apprenticeship is Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Marking). This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Employment Opportunities: There are job opportunities for Road Markers on projects of varying sizes around the country – in cities and rural areas. Major employers include civil contracting firms and local government authorities. With more training and experience, you could be in line for promotion into a supervisory position such as leading hand or foreman.

Range of tasks performed in the occupation:

  • Determining traffic control requirements
  • Using signalling and radio equipment
  • Using measurement equipment and devices for road marking operations
  • Operating and maintaining specialised road marking equipment
  • Applying road marking paints and thermo plastic materials safely and effectively
  • Installing raised pavement markers for traffic to define lanes and traffic flow directions

Personal Requirements

To be successful in this occupation you should:

  • Enjoy practical and manual work
  • Be physically fit
  • Have good eyesight and coordination skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work in a team environment
  • Be alert and observant