C3394 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

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Plan: C3394 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
Qualification national code: MST30116
Nominal hours: 730
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years standard duration; 2 years trainee/industry based
Location: Brunswick
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Various Enterprises
CRICOS code: None

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production prepares you for production occupations in a company that manufactures or processes articles of clothing or other sewn articles. Production processes may include pattern making, cutting or sewing or other processes depending on the company.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.


Possible study pathways for students who successfully complete this program are into:

  • MST40116 Cert. IV in Textile Design, Development and Production.
  • MST40316 Cert. IV in Custom-made Footwear.
  • AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design Technology


There are no articulation agreements for these programs. You will need to satisfy each programs entry requirements.

You may, however, be eligible for some credit ior successfully completing this program upon application.

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Entrance requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Participants would normally be working in the industry or have the intention and commitment to work in the industry.

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External accreditation and industry links


This program is informed from information from a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at RMIT that consists of high profile industry representatives. The PAC represents the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, and advises on training delivery and assessment and is designed to ensure the School is aligned with current industry standards and practice. In addition, trainers into this program are required to have extensive experience working in the clothing production industry. The program is also run as a traineeship which is delivered on site in various clothing production companies.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional  expenses include the purchase of a personal kit of tools for use in clothing production (including bobbins, sewing machine feet, screwdrivers etc) and some fabric and yarn (in particular for extra and/or personal articles for practice by the student). Other expenses may include charges for textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper and fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content:


As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.


Other resources:

  • Industry based production rooms with industrial machinery and pattern making facilities are used in classes'.
  • Computing facilities are available to you in the Computer Labs in Building 512. You will be able to access a full suite of RMITs computer programs. 


Student services

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.  

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • learning if you have special needs
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for  leadership
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  

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