National code: MST30220

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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​​

Entry recommendations

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

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:

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Trades Workers

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.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    2,600 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    48 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.


  • Gender share

    53% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.


Other jobs include: Marine sail designer and creator, Shade sail designer and creator and Canvas awning and canvas goods designer and creator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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.

Further study 0 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.

Related study 1 Course

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

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 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.

  • Translate information into measurements or diagrams MSTTF2005

  • Use canvas and sail production tools MSTTF2003

  • Perform industrial sewing on textile products MSTTX2014

  • Identify and select canvas and sail materials MSTTF2009

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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

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

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