How to become a Milliner

Milliners design and make hats and other headgear such as caps, berets, bonnets, fascinators and bridal headpieces, using materials such as felt, fabric, fur, leather, straw and artificial flowers.

Personal requirements of a Milliner

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Artistic sense of colour and design
  • Patient and able to persevere
  • Understanding of and interest in fashion trends

Education & Training for a Milliner

To become a milliner you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a milliner by completing a traineeship in Millinery. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$673

Future growth:

decline

Employment by state:

ACT 1.8%

NSW 46.8%

NT 0%

QLD 8.5%

SA 4.2%

TAS 0.6%

VIC 27.9%

WA 10.3%

Hours worked:

35

Unemployment:

above average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 19.1%

Proportion of female workers 80.9%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 22.2%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 34.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 28.4%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 14.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 22.5%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 77.5%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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