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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SEWING MACHINISTS operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments, curtains and soft furnishings.

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:

  • selecting threads and drawing threads through guides, tensioners and needle eyes and positioning materials to be sewn under presser feet prior to operation
  • fixing attachments to machines
  • starting, stopping and controlling speed of machine with pedals or knee levers
  • guiding material or parts under needles


This section contains the following subsection :
              7211-01 Supervisor, Sewing Machinists
              7211-11 Sewing Machinist

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