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CAD Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • CAD Technicians manage the CAD work and prepare instructions for computerised knitting machines by using the CAD system.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Use of technology

CAD Technicians must be able to use computerised pattern production systems e.g. CAD, graphics software, scanners, virtual modelling.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • normally have a higher diploma or a bachelor's degree in related field, such as fashion design, fashion image design or CAD


  • usually 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience is required

Other specific requirements

  • knowledge of textile and garment pattern making, sewing techniques or completion of relevant training course is an advantage

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • CAD Technicians typically work indoors.


  • Computers with visual aided and drawing software

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