Anzsco Job Descriptons

Upholsterer – ANZSCO 393311


Makes, rebuilds and repairs upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

Skill Level


  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Mattress Maker
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 4942-11 Furniture Upholsterer
  • 4942-79 Upholsterers and Bedding Tradespersons nec

Group: 3933 Upholsterers


make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.

  • 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
Skill Level

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:

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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 393311 Upholsterer
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer - ANZSCO 399515

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Written by Mark

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