National code: MST30222

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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.

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

  • 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

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: 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 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.

  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace MSTGN2014

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Perform industrial sewing on textile products MSTTX2014

  • Apply quality standards MSS402055

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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