DurationPart-time 2 years
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
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.
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.
This qualification is delivered through manuals, learning materials and practical exercises, and competency-based training and assessment. The curriculum incorporates subjects including:
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.
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|Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production (Clothing Production)||Brunswick Campus||
2 years standard duration
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Program code: C3406
National curriculum code: MST30119
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.
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.
- 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$500.00* per annum
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$2,500* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$6,500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- 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.
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).
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.