MINOR GROUP 492
WOOD TRADESPERSONS set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, fabricate, repair or finish wooden furniture and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture, picture frames and other wood products.
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Wood Tradespersons typically include examining drawings, work orders or sample parts to determine specifications; selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood; marking out, cutting and shaping wood using tools ranging from hand tools to large timber cutting machinery; determining tooling and machinery requirements; assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles; repairing or finishing furniture; fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves; and making picture frames and other wood products.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups: