Clothing Trades Worker ANZSCO

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Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.


Requisite Education:

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:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)


Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, at least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Detailed Tasks:

  • 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


393211 Apparel Cutter ANZSCO

Lays out, marks and cuts fabric to form parts of garments.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: N/A


393212 Clothing Patternmaker ANZSCO

Draws sets of master patterns following sketches, sample articles and design specifications, and cuts out patterns for garments.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: N/A


  • Pattern Grader (Clothing)
  • Patternmaker-Grader


393213 Dressmaker or Tailor ANZSCO

Makes, alters and repairs women’s and men’s tailored garments, formal wear, couturier clothing, and special occasion wear such as suits, dresses, coats, evening wear and bridal wear.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term


  • Costume Maker
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Wardrobe Coordinator


393299 Clothing Trades Workers nec ANZSCO

This occupation group covers Clothing Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Occupations in this group include:

  • Milliner


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