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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      Picture Framer
      Picture Frame Maker

Cuts out and assembles mouldings to make picture frames, and frames paintings, photographs, needlework and other artwork.

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

Tasks Include:
  • consults customers to determine style, size, materials and cost for frames
  • cuts frame pieces to size and prepares corner joints
  • determines location, size and angle of holes to be drilled
  • clamps pieces in vices and glues mitred ends
  • fits and fastens frame pieces
  • mounts backing materials and subjects for framing
  • butt mitres pieces of moulding
  • may cut glass to size
  • may fit prints, photographs or paintings to ready-made frames

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