Learn on the job as you enter the dynamic manufactured textiles industry. Craft and maintain yacht sails, sunshades, PVC and other textile products, and ensure that you graduate industry-ready.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Carry out industrial sewing on textile products
Identify and select canvas and sail materials
Use canvas and sail production tools
Translate information into measurements or diagrams
Use industry-standard design programs
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to design and make textile products for cars, bikes, boats, planes, trucks and construction
A sound understanding of working with canvas goods, such as storing tents, tarpaulins or awnings, and yacht sailes
Experience in learning on the job through an apprenticeship
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the textile industry including canvas goods or sail making
The drive to successfully complete the course
A basic level of physical fitness to complete manual tasks that require some agility and work at heights
The ability to use tools, such as a sewing machine
Basic computer literacy to access CAD programs for designing projects
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers prepare patterns and materials for fabricating and repairing garments, shoes, covers for furniture and other fabric, leather and canvas goods.
Other jobs include: Marine sail designer and creator, Shade sail designer and creator and Canvas awning and canvas goods designer and creator
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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 Manufactured Textile Products qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency, including 10 core and 15 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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