Draws sets of master patterns following sketches, sample articles and design specifications, and cuts out patterns for garments.
Skill Level 3
Pattern Grader (Clothing)
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
4941-19 Patternmaker-Grader (Clothing)
Group: 3932 Clothing Trades Workers
prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.
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
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
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
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.