393211 Apparel Cutter

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
393211
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Apparel Cutter
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

393211 APPAREL CUTTER

Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.
Skill Level: 3

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
3

3932 Clothing Trades Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3932
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Clothing Trades Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3932 CLOTHING TRADES WORKERS

CLOTHING TRADES WORKERS prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.
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 customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
cutting out master patterns
laying up and cutting fabric
pinning, basting and draping garment parts
sewing garments
fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
pressing and finishing work

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
744.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
796.30
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
780.40