1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    UPHOLSTERERS make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • conferring with clients to determine materials and cost of furniture items to be made or repaired
    • making and repairing wooden frames, and removing and replacing defective springs
    • removing coverings, webbing and padding from old furniture
    • securing material, padding, springs and webbing to articles to be upholstered
    • measuring and cutting materials and covering furniture
    • seaming cushions and joining sections of covering material
    • attaching ornamental trims, braids and buttons
    • padding and covering spring units to upholster mattresses
    • may finish wooden surfaces on furniture
    • may remove stains from fabric

      393311 Upholsterer


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

    Skill Level: 3


      Furniture Upholsterer
      Mattress Maker

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