C3417 - Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles

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Plan: C3417 - Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Learning outcomes

Statement on competency-based training
Employability Skills

Statement on competency-based training

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification is competency-based. This means that it is designed to enable you to develop the practical skills and knowledge (competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks in the job you are training for.

Assessment in a competency-based program is about being able to demonstrate that you have developed these practical skills and areas of knowledge and that you can perform at the standard required in the job. This could involve showing an assessor how you plan and carry out tasks and explaining to the assessor how you know what you are doing. It could also involve completing a project and presenting a report on the process and outcomes. If you are working, your work supervisor may provide the assessor with a report on your competency. If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), you can be assessed and have these skills and knowledge formally recognised at any point during the program.

There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) –refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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Employability Skills

The program is designed to prepare students for their transition into employment in the clothing production, repairs and alterations industries and as work ready individuals with a foundation to support them to start up a small business designing and selling garments and household and fashion articles and accessories.


Professional roles and employment outcomes include:

  • sample machinists 
  • production machinists 
  • alteration workers 
  • garment repairers 
  • quality inspectors 
  • sole traders in niche clothing and accessory sectors
  • fashion up-cyclers
  • costume attendant
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