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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4942-11 Furniture Upholsterer

Makes, rebuilds and repairs upholstered furniture such as chairs, sofas and beds.

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

Tasks Include:

  • confers with clients or supervisors to determine style, size, materials and cost for furniture items
  • measures and cuts covering and padding materials
  • seams cushions and joins sections of covering material
  • secures material, padding, springs and webbing to articles to be upholstered
  • attaches ornamental trims, braids and buttons to covers or frames
  • removes coverings, webbing and padding from old furniture items
  • removes and replaces defective springs or installs new ones
  • makes and repairs wooden frames
  • may finish wooden surfaces on furniture
  • may remove stains from fabric

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