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.
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.
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