make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.
cutting and preparing canvas, leather and sailcloth to design specifications, patterns and drawings
sewing, gluing and riveting sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs
attaching grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods
joining parts of leather articles using rivets, hand sewing, sewing machines, tools and adhesive
restoring and repairing leather articles
designing patterns and prototypes of boots and shoes
making and grading patterns using manual and computerised methods
clicking synthetics, corrected grains, leather linings and leather outers by hand and machine
altering and repairing footwear
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.