Explore your creative flair and become a milliner or hat designer in the vibrant and niche millinery industry. Learn the foundational skills needed to create your unique masterpieces, aim for the stars with a career at a fashion house or launch your own millinery business.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assemble blocked millinery components
Sew and use adhesion techniques
Produce and attach millinery trims
Build your own small business and your list of clientele
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to design and construct hats suitable for a variety of occasions
Experience using sewing machines, sewing by hand, and completing the creative application of trims
Confidence and know-how to start your own sole trader millinery business
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the fashion industry or millinery
Great interpersonal skills to engage with clients
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Milliner and Hat designer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Millinery does not have any post-graduate 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 Millinery qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency, including 9 core and 10 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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