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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      Leather Goods Maker
      Leather Worker

Fabricates and repairs leather articles such as wallets, cases, harnesses and saddlery.

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

Tasks Include:
  • cuts and prepares leather to design specifications or drawings
  • sews, rivets or glues leather and fastens sections together
  • attaches fasteners, eyelets and other fittings or decorations
  • finishes edges and surfaces with beeswax or other preparations
  • restores and repairs leather articles
  • embosses with patterns, or dyes leather
  • prepares linings, fillings and other shaping or finishing materials
  • may insert card holders, plastic windows, other accessories and price tags or manufacturers' labels and care instructions into articles


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