Workers with this qualification have trade-level skills in upholstery, including skills in dismantling and reassembling furniture, in selecting, cutting, sewing and fitting fabric and leather upholstery material, and in producing loose covers. They have core skills in tool use, measurement, interpretation of work documentation, preparation of cutting lists, communication, teamwork, and safe and environmentally sustainable work practices. Electives allow them to achieve specialised skills in, among others, marine and automotive upholstery, computer- aided drawing, and small business management. Workers in this role use discretion, judgement and problem solving, take responsibility for their own outputs, and may have limited responsibility for others in a team environment.
Depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.