This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform upholstery, including dismantling and reassembling furniture; selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery materials; and producing loose covers. There is a specialist stream in production upholstery. Specialisation is possible in this qualification depending on the electives chosen. A specialisation can be identified on the testamur where a minimum of two (2) Group A elective units of competency are achieved in production upholstery.

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Emily is able to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

MSFUP2006 Dismantle and re-assemble furniture for upholstering

Emily is able to dismantle and re-assembling furniture and/or fittings for the purposes of fitting and/or refurbishing upholstery.

MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents

Emily is able to interpret work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

MSFUP3002 Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques

Emily is able to fit and applying plain and patterned materials as the final covering to upholstered furniture using basic techniques.

MSFUP3001 Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture

Emily is able to apply traditional upholstery foundations to upholstered furniture.

MSMWHS200 Work safely

Emily is able to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.

MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job

Emily is able to estimate materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

MSFUP3006 Fit and apply leather to furniture

Emily is able to fit and apply leather, pre-cut to pattern, to an upholstered item of furniture.

MSMSUP106 Work in a team

Emily is able to organise own activities within a team to fit with work schedules and to meet operational guidelines

MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations

Emily is able to take measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

MSFUP2004 Machine sew basic upholstery final cover materials

Emily is able to sew upholstery final cover materials using simple sewing machines and techniques.

MSFUP3003 Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using decorative techniques

Emily is able to fit and apply materials as the final covering to upholstered furniture using decorative techniques.

TLID2003 Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Emily is able to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances in accordance with relevant work health safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the safe handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, within the transport and logistics industry.

MSFUP2005 Develop cutting plan and cut single layer upholstery fabric

Emily is able to develop a cutting plan, measuring out and cutting single layer upholstery fabrics.

MSFUP3007 Manufacture and fit loose covers

Emily is able to develop a pattern to meet a loose cover requirement, cutting from that pattern, and making and fitting loose covers to items of upholstered furniture.

MSFUP3010 Cut, sew and fit skirts to upholstered furniture

Emily is able to measure, mark out, cut and sew skirts for items of upholstered furniture.

MSFUP2002 Fit upholstery components

Emily is able to fit upholstery components ready to assemble upholstered furniture.

MSFUP3009 Develop cutting plan and cut multiple layer upholstery fabric

Emily is able to develop a cutting plan and cutting multiple layer upholstery fabrics by hand or automatic method for upholstered furniture.

MSFUP2001 Use upholstery sector hand and power tools

Emily is able to use hand and power tools in applications relating to the upholstery sector of the furnishing industry.

MSFUP3004 Lay out patterns and cut leather

Emily is able to select leather hides, laying out patterns and cutting out leather by hand to the required shape or pattern.

MSFUP3008 Apply finishing techniques to upholstered furniture

Emily is able to hand finish upholstered furniture by the application of concealed and decorative finishing techniques.

MSFUP2003 Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture

Emily is able to apply contemporary upholstery foundations to upholstered furniture.

MSFUP3005 Machine sew complex upholstery final cover materials

Emily is able to use specific sewing machine techniques, with attachments, as required, to sew upholstery final cover materials.

MSFUP3011 Cut, sew and fit or fill cushions

Emily is able to measure, cut, sew, fit and fill loose and fitted cushions for upholstered furniture.

MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace

Emily is able to receive, relay and record written and oral messages and to provide relevant information in response to requests within timelines.