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Leather Goods Machinist

Leather Goods Machinists are skilled machinists who undertake a wide range of tasks in the production of leather goods such as handbags, wallets, gloves and belts.

Summary of Training

  • Work safely
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply quality standards
  • Perform tasks to support production
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Coordinate work of team or section
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Determine suitability of hide, skin and leather for leather goods
  • Cut by machine
  • Sew leather by machine
  • Operate leather production machines
  • Split leather pieces
  • Identify materials used in leather goods production
  • Skive leather pieces
  • Make a prototype
  • Cut leather by hand
  • Sew leather by hand
  • Apply finishes to leather products
  • Grade leather

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

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Leather Production

IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Availability Information

Leather Goods Machinist - MST30516
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

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