MINOR GROUP 494
TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND RELATED TRADESPERSONS
TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND RELATED TRADESPERSONS prepare patterns and materials for the fabrication and repair of garments, shoes, covers for furniture and other fabric, leather or canvas goods.
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 Textile, Clothing and Related Tradespersons typically include conferring with clients to determine styles, designs and articles to be fabricated or repaired; cutting out master patterns; sewing, fitting and altering garments; measuring, cutting and covering furniture with materials; padding and covering spring units to upholster mattresses; lasting shoes and providing modifications and repairs to footwear; cutting and preparing leather, canvas or sail-cloth; and sewing, gluing or riveting leather or canvas.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups: