1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2533-15

      Industrial Designer
      Product Designer

Develops and implements designs for commercial and industrial products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • undertakes research and development to determine requirements for products
  • develops specifications for product design in terms of cost, availability of materials, methods of production, new technology, safety, marketing and business objectives
  • prepares sketches showing style, shape, size and general appearance of products
  • creates models of products for mass production
  • supervises others making models and patterns of products
  • produces technical drawings, schematic diagrams and reports of products to communicate manufacturing details to manufacturers
  • uses design software to prepare sketches and specifications on computer
  • may modify design to meet manufacturing or cost requirements

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