Learn on the job and enter the dynamic manufactured textiles industry. Master design software as you craft and maintain yacht sails, sunshades and shade sails. Build confidence to make custom orders and graduate with trade-level skills.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Translate information into measurements and diagrams
Identify and select canvas and sail materials
Use canvas and sail production tools
Use industrial sewing equipment on textile products
Use industry-standard design programs
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification
Specialist skills to design and make textile products for cars, bikes, boats, planes, trucks and construction
Experience working with canvas goods, such as storage tents, tarpaulins or awnings, and yacht sails
Confidence gained through on-the-job learning as an apprentice
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed as an apprentice in industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the textile industry including canvas goods or sail making
A basic level of physical fitness to complete manual tasks that require some agility
Comfort working at heights
The ability to use tools, such as a sewing machine
Basic computer literacy to use computer-aided design (CAD) programs for design projects
Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 high school level
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Our graduates go onto roles like: 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:
The Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products 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 Manufactured Textile Products qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 units of competency, including 9 core and 13 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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