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This program is offered as both an apprenticeship (delivered in the workplace), and on-campus study (without being employed).
If you are just starting out or would like to refresh your sewing skills, or learn advanced sewing techniques, then this program will suit you perfectly.
You will learn about fabric identification, fabric cutting, pattern-making techniques, sewing techniques, laying-up, professional finishing and alterations, all of which are important skills in this once more growing industry sector.
If you are already employed in this industry or are hoping to enter the industry this program will develop your knowledge of, and ability to apply operational and organisational techniques. These can be applied within clothing production/alteration enterprises or whilst working from home.
Apprenticeship Duration: Full time 2 years, Part time 3 years.
Campus based: Full time 1 ½ years, Part time 2 years.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches that give you direct insight and experience into the global fashion and textiles industries. Your practical experience and training is divided between either your employer or personal practice and RMIT.
RMIT trainers have current industry experience and up-to-date knowledge of the market and the latest trends and innovations.
We will also provide you with manuals and a variety of practical exercises.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes practical demonstrations, observation and practical tasks
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
All programs are delivered in English.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
In your work you will be able to mark out, cut and sew fabric as well as operate specialised machinery. You will turn pattern designs into finished garments.
Working in smaller companies you may be involved in all stages of production, from marking fabric with the design through to sewing the garment together. In larger operations you may undertake specialist tasks.
Past graduates that have completed this program have worked with companies such as Billabong and Pacific Brands and a range of small companies.
You may find work in a variety of garment manufacturing enterprises, ranging from couture to garment alteration.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This Certificate is nationally accredited and is recognised by clothing industry associations.