Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production)

Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production) - MST30119

VOCATIONAL

Explore the world of fashion and clothing production by improving your skills in sewing and patternmaking.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not  applicable

Duration:
Part-time 2 years
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Brunswick
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

Are you interested in a career in fashion or clothing production?

The Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production) is designed to provide you with skills and capabilities in sewing, patternmaking and industry practices for making clothes, or to pursue further studies in fashion and textile design.

As a student in this certificate, 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 skills in operational and organisational techniques, which can be applied within clothing production and alteration enterprises, or whilst working from home.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

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 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. 

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

This qualification is delivered through manuals, learning materials and practical exercises, and competency-based training and assessment.

The full Certificate III program incorporates the following courses:

  • Apply quality standards
  • Work in the TCF industry
  • Identify fibres and fabrics
  • Sustainable work practices
  • Interact with production personnel
  • Fabric performance and handling
  • Develop patterns from a block
  • Interpret patterns
  • Prepare and produce sewn garments
  • Sew woven and knit garments
  • Lay-up and cut complicated fabrics
  • Sew components
  • Lay-up, mark and cut uncomplicated garments
  • Finish garment production
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Select transfer material and product
  • Perfect tasks, support production
  • Modify patterns, basic styles.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production)
Program code: C3406
National curriculum code: MST30119

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production)
Brunswick Campus
2 years standard duration, Part Time
C3406
Location
Brunswick Campus
Duration
2 years standard duration, Part Time
Plan code
C3406
CRICOS

Career

Upon completion of this qualification, 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.

As a graduate, you may find work in a variety of garment manufacturing enterprises, ranging from couture to garment alteration. Past students have gone on to work with companies such as Billabong and Pacific Brands.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic requirements.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$550.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$2,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$6,750* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.