Canvas Goods Fabricators fabricate and repair canvas and related products such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins, horse rugs and caravan annexes.

    You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Canvas Goods Fabricators often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Tasks

    • Cuts and prepares canvas to design specifications, patterns and drawings.
    • Sews, glues and rivets sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs.
    • Attaches grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods.
    • Fabricates sails.

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    Canvas Goods Fabricators

    • 450 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 48 years Average age
    • 43% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Canvas Goods Fabricators (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 570 in 2011 to 450 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Canvas Goods Fabricators work in many parts of Australia. Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Other Services; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (69%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (63%).
    • Gender: 43% 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)
    Manufacturing85.2
    Other Services8.2
    Wholesale Trade1.8
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing1.6
    Other Industries3.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateCanvas Goods FabricatorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW18.531.6
    VIC17.925.6
    QLD31.620.0
    SA11.57.0
    WA17.010.8
    TAS3.52.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketCanvas Goods FabricatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.1-5.05.0
    20-247.1-9.39.3
    25-3412.4-22.922.9
    35-4416.2-22.022.0
    45-5431.8-21.621.6
    55-5917.1-9.09.0
    60-649.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationCanvas Goods FabricatorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree0.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma1.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV31.3-21.121.1
    Year 1218.7-18.118.1
    Year 1111.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below36.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Canvas Goods Fabricators often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Membership with the Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Association may be useful.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and Training

      64% Skill level

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

    2. English Language

      57% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Customer and Personal Service

      57% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Design

      56% Skill level

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

    5. Production and Processing

      56% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

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    Demands

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

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    2. Frequency of Decision Making

      85% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    3. Being Exact or Accurate

      84% Important

      How important is being very exact or highly accurate?

    4. Exposed to Contaminants

      81% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      80% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9093.00 - Fabric Menders, Except Garment.

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