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  • Skilled Occupation TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS Other Technicians and Trades Workers > Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers Canvas and Leather Goods Makers Sail Maker


      Fabricates and repairs sails and other articles from sailcloth.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Sail Maker is $ 0 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons:
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3931 Canvas and leather goods makers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Sail Maker job description, duties and education requirements


      CANVAS AND LEATHER GOODS MAKERS make and repair boots, shoes, leather goods, canvas and sailcloth articles, and related products.

      Indicative 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.

      Tasks Include:

      • 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
      • fabricating sails
      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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