Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec – ANZSCO 394299

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This occupation group covers Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles



  • Cane Furniture Maker
  • Cooper
  • Wood Model Maker

Skills Assessment Authority



No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3942 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers


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 this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

Occupations in this Group