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394 Wood Trades Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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Wood Trades Workers fabricate, repair and finish wooden furniture and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture, set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, and make picture frames and other wood products.

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood using tools ranging from hand tools to large timber cutting machines
  • determining tooling and machine requirements
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • repairing and finishing furniture
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making picture frames and other wood products.