Picture Framers cut out and assemble mouldings to make picture frames, and frame paintings, photographs, needlework and other artwork.

    You can work as a Picture Framer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • Fits and fastens frame pieces.
    • Mounts backing materials and subjects for framing.

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    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Picture Framers

    • 1,700 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 50 years Average age
    • 35% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Picture Framers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 2,000 in 2011 to 1,700 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Picture Framers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Manufacturing; and Arts and Recreation Services.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (59%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 50 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (64%).
    • Gender: 35% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Retail Trade59.7
    Manufacturing27.2
    Arts and Recreation Services5.5
    Wholesale Trade1.9
    Other Industries5.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StatePicture FramersAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.231.6
    VIC29.325.6
    QLD17.320.0
    SA6.27.0
    WA10.510.8
    TAS3.52.0
    NT1.01.0
    ACT2.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketPicture FramersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.3-5.05.0
    20-243.7-9.39.3
    25-3412.9-22.922.9
    35-4417.7-22.022.0
    45-5425.6-21.621.6
    55-5913.3-9.09.0
    60-6412.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over13.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationPicture FramersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree15.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV20.9-21.121.1
    Year 1224.7-18.118.1
    Year 117.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below16.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Picture Framer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

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      81% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Mechanical

      66% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    3. Technical design

      60% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    4. Mathematics

      58% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Education and training

      52% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      97% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      95% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    3. Teamwork

      91% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    4. Spend time standing

      91% Important

      Spend time standing at work.

    5. Frequent decision making

      90% Important

      Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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