Operates industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7116 Sewing Machinists
operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.
threading machines, inserting bobbins and positioning parts to be sewn
starting, stopping and controlling speed of machines with pedals and knee levers to coordinate actions of presser feet, clothes guides, blades and other attachments, and guiding parts under needles, following edges, seams and markings
changing needles and adjusting, securing and modifying attachments to machines
finishing items by cutting excess material and threads
operating thread trimming and other non-sewing machines
inspecting stitching for defects and notifying repair mechanics of machine malfunctions
performing basic maintenance such as lubrication of machines
may do laying up and bundling tasks
may ticket, label and finish work
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year 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.