Professional - White-Collar professionals performing no manual duties (e.g. doctor, lawyer, accountant). Usually those with a tertiary qualification or registered with a professional body (they must be using these qualifications in their occupation).
White Collar - Clerical, administration and managerial occupations involving office duties only. Include those who do less than 10% light manual duties (e.g. administrator, book keeper, computer operator).
Light Blue Collar - Certain light- manual skilled workers (e.g. photocopy/TV repairers), purchasing officer, travelling sales representatives, claims/loss assessor, business owners in non-hazardous industries involved in light manual work (e.g. coffee shop owner) and supervisors of medium blue-collar workers.
Medium Blue Collar - Qualified tradespeople involved in non-hazardous industries doing light manual work (e.g. cabinet-maker, carpenter, plumber, mechanic).
Heavy Blue Collar - Heavy manual workers, unskilled or performing higher risk occupations (e.g. interstate bus driver, armored vehicle driver, warehouse worker, groundsman, labourer, carpet layer, house removalist).
Hazardous - Hazardous occupations including airline crew and pilots, fire fighters, professional sportspeople, police, underground workers, miners, those working at heights above (10) metres, abalone driver, asbestos worker, bouncer.