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MST31022 Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles

National ID: MST31022 State ID: BIY7
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Our Fashion Garment Construction and Production training is your path to success!

Craft with precision: Learn specialised technical skills for creating tailored fashion garments. From made-to-measure  to production techniques, you'll be equipped for industry success.

Art meets technique: Blend creativity with precision. Our curriculum teaches hands-on skills and textile insights, creating both fashionable and well-crafted garments.

Master craftsmanship: Learn traditional and modern skills. Become an artisan in high demand with skills in handwork and industrial techniques.

Industry insights: Gain a holistic understanding of textiles and clothing production with a work placement component. 

Endless opportunities: Graduates may run their own fashion business or hold job roles such as production technicians, sample machinists, patternmaking assistants and specialised fashion technicians.

Specialist facilities

Fashion at Bentley campus has been Perth’s leading fashion design institution for over 50 years. Our facilities reflect cutting-edge industry equipment, machinery and technology to master the skills and equipment used in a fashion design, production and business environment.

This includes:

  • Design and Fashion Forecasting Platforms
  • CLO 3D Virtual Prototyping Technology
  • Gerber CAD Technology including digitisers, plotters and printers
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and training
  • Laser cutter
  • Embroidery machines
  • Digital Fabric Printer
  • 3D Printers
  • Over 80 specialised industrial sewing machines
  • Textile Testing Lab
  • Fashion Business Lab
  • Sustainability Hub
  • Resource Centre.

Our courses include guest industry lecturers, industry excursions, live work design projects, design exhibits and fashion runway shows.

See more on our award winning students and facilities on facebook and instagram.

This training reflects roles within the fashion and apparel industry, equipping students with specialised technical and construction skills in fashion garments made to measure, along with production. 

The course has a key focus on hand and industrial machining skills, paired with textile and production insights.


  • ability to follow workplace safety standards
  • an eye for detail
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • effective time management
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across two semesters.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

60 hours of work placement is required for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable workplace within industry for you. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite 1-2 days per week during the program or in a block of weeks at the end of the program depending on the host employer and availability.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, and exercise book) and wear enclosed footwear with hair tied back. You'll also need to bring along equipment from your Orientation book list.

Graduates holding this qualification may be self-employed, or hold job roles as Production Technician, Sample Machinists, Patternmaking Assistant, Specialised Fashion Technician.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 1, 2024

Bentley - Full time - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bentley
How On Campus

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