Picture framers make frames of all types and sizes and mount and display decorative items such as paintings, prints, etchings, tapestries and photographs.
Picture framers may…
Picture framers use a variety of tools including power tools, saws and pneumatic staplers and nailers. Specialist framers use the crafts of wood machining, wood finishing, French-polishing, cabinetmaking, woodcarving and gilding.
Picture framers are generally employed in small workshops and retail outlets.
You can sometimes work as a picture framing process worker without undertaking any formal training or qualifications however some employers will prefer that you do. To work as a picture framing process worker you will usually require a Certificate II in Picture Framing.
With experience, and possibly some further training, floor finishing and covering worker s can become a picture framing tradesperson. This will usually require a Certificate III in Picture Framing.
Of course you can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector, and with further training and experience you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you move into occupations such as design or production supervisor ( Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology or a Diploma of Furnishing Technology ) and even end up in a senior management position.
Earnings, Job and Employment Prospects
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