National code: MST30316

Certificate III in Millinery

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Identify materials

  • Assemble blocked millinery components

  • Sew and use adhesion techniques

  • Produce and attach millinery trims

  • Build your own small business and your list of clientele

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Milliner and Hat designer

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Millinery does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Millinery does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Identify performance and handling requirements of millinery materials MSTML3004

  • Identify materials used in millinery MSTML2001

  • Make flat patterns for millinery MSTML2002

  • Block and shape millinery by hand MSTML2007

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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