Registered Migration Australia



ANZSCO 394299 - Registered Migration Australia


This occupation group covers Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers not elsewhere classified. Wood Machinists and other Wood Trades Workers (nec) in Australia is a Skill Level 3 occupation.






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Group: 3942 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers





Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers (nec) in Australia is to set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish furniture, and make picture frames and frame paintings, photographs and other artwork.



  • studying drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • determining tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • setting up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operating machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
  • removing old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
  • applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
  • fitting and fastening frame pieces
  • mounting backing materials and subjects for framing


Skill Level

Most occupations in the Wood Machinists and other Wood Trades Workers (nec) unit group (Group 3942) 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



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same wood trades group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


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


  • Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec is currently assessed with TRA (Trades Recognition Australia) more info regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers (nec) in Australia is $ 53,310 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 46.5

Source: (Group 3942) Wood machinists and other wood trades workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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