Kickstart your career in the fashion industry with this entry-level course in fashion and garment creation. Construct a designer garment by aligning and sewing patterns. Apply more complex techniques such as creating darts or pleats.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Correctly identify a fabric or textile from its visual and physical properties
Use a sewing machine to align and sew pattern pieces according to the fabric and product type
Control a sewing machine's speed and use an industrial machine confidently
Apply principles and elements of fashion design to create your own designer garments
Engage in sustainable practices when producing textiles, clothing and footwear
Create mood boards and fashion illustrations to visually present design, colour and textile ideas
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Certificate III qualification
The skills and ability to create a designer garment from start to finish, using basic and intermediate sewing and patternmaking techniques
Experience using Adobe Creative Suite
Exposure to industry professionals and access to a network of peers
A strong pathway to complete further study in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in fashion and garment creation
A reasonable degree of physical fitness to complete machining tasks
A moderate level of computer literacy to use design programs
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
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Our graduates go onto roles like: trainee seamstress, trainee pattern maker and junior design assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 units of competency, including 6 core and 12 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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