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ANZSCO 393311 - Registered Migration Australia


An upholsterer makes, rebuilds and repairs upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses. In Australia an upholsterer is a Skill Level 3 occupation.






  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Mattress Maker




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Group: 3933 Upholsterers





Upholsterer job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a upholsterer in Australia is to 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 the upholsterer unit group (Group 3933) 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 within the Upholsterer Group


  • 393311 Upholsterer


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Upholsterer is currently assessed TRA - (Trades Recognition Australia); more info regarding assessment bodies.


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