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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4941-17 Apparel Cutter

Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.

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

Tasks Include:

  • unrolls and spreads fabric in layers on tables
  • arranges patterns on fabric and marks outlines of patterns
  • sets and operates cutting machines
  • labels and ties bundles of parts
  • drills holes through layers of fabric or cuts notches in edges
  • operates automatic machines which use computerised patterns
  • cuts fabric using laser cutters
  • may mark and cut cloth, leather or synthetic fabric into pieces to be used in vehicle trimming or upholstery

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