Certificate IV in Clothing Production - MST40219

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is intended for those who perform specialised production or multi-skilled operations and supervision roles, within the textiles and clothing production environment.It covers skills and knowledge in the application of specialised technical and supervisory skills within clothing production enterprises.It covers occupations such as supervisory roles in a production environment, patternmakers and sample machinists. It allows for a multi-skilled approach to clothing production and provides a basis for career progression to higher skills in the applied fashion design and technology area.Work outcomes require workers to operate 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.


  • Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply quality standards
  • Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Determine and perform garment maintenance or repair
  • Perform sample machining of advanced construction garments
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Set and produce digital embroidery
  • Install and commission process and machine control programs
  • Measure, lay up and cut custom-made garments
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garments
  • Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
  • Coordinate the quality system and procedures
  • Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
  • Create and edit digital embroidery designs
  • Identify design process for fashion designs
  • Press work
  • Coordinate or set up machines for product change
  • Work safely
  • Plan tasks to assist production operations
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes
  • Coordinate waste disposal
  • Sew design prototypes
  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • Make marker for complicated fabrics and lays
  • Assemble bra or swimwear
  • Prepare design concept for a simple garment
  • Participate in product engineering
  • Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
  • Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • Implement and monitor WHS and environmental systems in the workplace
  • Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
  • Grade 2-D patterns
  • Press whole garments
  • Embellish garment by hand or machine
  • Plan and implement production within a work area
  • Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
  • Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wodonga Domestic: $8,680
  • Full-time : 12 months

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