1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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TEXTILE FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS operate machines to process raw textile fibres, raw hides and skins for use in textile and footwear production and dye, weave and knit fibres, and fabricate footwear.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments or components for specialised functions
  • setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • mixing fibres into uniform blends or adding dyes or chemicals used in processing
  • may examine final product for defects and variations and carry out quality control procedures


This section contains the following subsection :
              7212-01 Supervisor, Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators
              7212-11 Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
              7212-13 Weaving Machine Operator
              7212-15 Knitting Machine Operator
              7212-17 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
              7212-19 Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
              7212-21 Footwear Production Machine Operator
              7212-79 Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec

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