Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production - MST30116

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform specialised production or multi-skilled operations and supervision roles within the textiles and clothing production environment.Work outcomes require the ability to operate equipment and take responsibility for specialist production machines or processes where the work is mostly repetitive and predictable and the emphasis is on safety, efficiency, process control and problem solving.No occupational licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication.


  • 19 units
  • 5 core
  • 14 electives


  • Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • Interact and communicate with garment production personnel
  • Contribute to garment production process improvements
  • Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply quality standards
  • Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • Monitor textile production processes
  • Perform minor maintenance
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Select raw materials
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Operate a forklift
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Identify purpose and performance outcomes of technical textile product
  • Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Set and produce digital embroidery
  • Prepare dyes for textile production
  • Use hand tools
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Organise and interpret tests
  • Set up textile production machines for product change
  • Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
  • Operate in a complex textile production environment
  • Work safely with chemicals in TCF operations
  • Sew components
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Identify design process for fashion designs
  • Press work
  • Work in a team
  • Use basic recognition techniques to identify technical and non-woven textiles
  • Contribute to textile production process improvements
  • Work safely
  • Plan tasks to assist production operations
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Perform tasks to support production
  • Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes
  • Coordinate waste disposal
  • Set up, adjust and maintain industrial sewing machines
  • Finish garment production
  • Control production in a section of a TCF enterprise
  • Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • Set up, adjust and monitor a machine for TCF production
  • Make marker for complicated fabrics and lays
  • Assemble bra or swimwear
  • Prepare design concept for a simple garment
  • Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
  • Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • Supervise operations in a TCF enterprise
  • Perform garment repairs and alterations
  • Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • Sew components, complex tasks
  • Package and handle TCF items for storage or despatch
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Ensure efficient operation of textile machines
  • Press whole garments
  • Embellish garment by hand or machine

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wodonga Domestic: $4,980
  • Full-time : 12 months

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