UNIT GROUP 2323 FASHION, INDUSTRIAL AND JEWELLERY DESIGNERS
FASHION, INDUSTRIAL AND JEWELLERY DESIGNERS plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch and one-off production.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
    • undertaking product research and analysing functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements
    • formulating design concepts for clothing, textiles, industrial, commercial and consumer products, and jewellery
    • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts
    • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, and sales and manufacturing staff
    • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture
    • detailing and documenting the selected design for production
    • preparing and commissioning prototypes and samples
    • supervising the preparation of patterns, programs and tooling, and the manufacture process

Occupations:

232311 Fashion Designer
232312 Industrial Designer
232313 Jewellery Designer


232311 FASHION DESIGNER

Plans, designs and develops clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the form and construction of clothing, historical styles and contexts, contemporary and cultural trends, colour, fabric, and decoration, and the techniques and processes available for manufacture.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Costume Designer


232312 INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Alternative Title:

Product Designer
Plans, designs, develops and documents industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepares designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Ceramic Designer
Furniture Designer
Glass Designer
Textile Designer


232313 JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Conceptualises and designs prototypes and details for the manufacture of jewellery and objects for personal adornment, such as watches and spectacles, homewares and other objects, such as trophies and silverware, using metals, precious stones, plastics, engraving, casting and fabrication, to develop designs for mass or batch production or one-off commissions.

Skill Level: 1