SEWING MACHINISTS – UNIT GROUP 7116

General Description

SEWING MACHINISTS operate industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Task Information

  • 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

 

Occupation in this group:

711611 SEWING MACHINIST
Operates industrial sewing machines to sew and finish garments and soft furnishings such as curtains.

Specialisation: Embroiderer

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