1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4941-13 Tailor

Makes, alters and repairs made-to-measure or ready-to-wear garments such as suits, dresses, coats and other clothing.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • confers with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • takes measurements
  • drafts garments according to pictures or specifications, or modifies or uses ready-made garment patterns
  • grades garment patterns manually or with computerised equipment
  • lays out, marks and cuts fabric to specification using cutting machines or scissors
  • pins or bastes garment parts and fits basted garments to customers
  • adjusts and sews garments
  • finishes garments, sews buttonholes, fixes buttons, hooks and other fasteners
  • may perform specialised hand and machine sewing
  • may operate specialised machinery for designing, cutting and assembling and pressing purposes

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