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Textiles, Clothing and Footwear MST

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover clothing production, cotton ginning, dry cleaning and laundry operations, fashion and textile design and merchandising, footwear production and repair, leather production, manufactured textile products, millinery, TCF services mechanic and textile fabrication and production areas of work.

‘Manufacturing’ and ‘Furnishing’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the MST (release 1.1) and LMT07 (release 4.1) Training Packages which run concurrently.

The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package MST (release 1.1) and LMT07 (release 4.1) includes 44 qualifications.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

LMT20407 - Certificate II in Cotton Ginning

This qualification is designed to prepare people to work in the cotton industry in occupations such as assistant cotton ginner or head press worker. The course is for people who want to learn the skills needed for safe work practices in the cotton ginning industry and it covers competencies for a range of routine activities under supervision in cotton ginning. Trainees will learn about ginning machinery, ginning presses, rural workshop skills and fires and fire extinguishers.

LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct operational and support functions within a laundry enterprise.

LMT21510 - Certificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct operational and support functions within a dry cleaning enterprise.

MST20116 - Certificate II in TCF Production Support

 This qualification is aimed at production workers who undertake vital production support roles in a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) manufacturing environment.

MST20216 - Certificate II in TCF Production Operations

This qualification is intended for production workers who operate equipment and undertake complex operational tasks directly related to the manufacture of textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) products.

MST20316 - Certificate II in Leather Production

Appropriate training for those who require skills and knowledge for operations in a hide, skin and leather processing enterprise or an enterprise involved in the production of leather goods.

MST20416 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge to conduct operational and support functions within a laundry enterprise.

MST20516 - Certificate II in TCF Services and Repair

Suitable training for workers who provide technical services in the repair, cleaning, alteration or maintenance of textiles, clothing or footwear (TCF) products.

MST20616 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This is an introductory qualification that provides an overview of skills applied in the fashion industry. It includes skills used in the design and production of garments and millinery, as well as in the development of unique fashion and textile designs used in Indigenous Australian culture.

LMT30107 - Certificate III in Textile Production

This qualification reflects the role of those performing supervisory roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles such as textile operator or leading hand within a textile production or early stage wool processing environment. It also includes a pathway for textile production operators to gain mechanical skills related to the set-up, maintenance and operation of equipment.

LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning

Suitable for those performing specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles such as cotton ginning shift supervisor or leading hand head press worker. It covers operating machinery to gin cotton, operating load shifting equipment, checking seed cotton for ginning requirements, performing tasks to support production, operational maintenance and the overhaul or repair of mechanical equipment.

LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

This training is appropriate for those performing supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a production oriented work environment such as sample machinist, cutter, marker maker, or dressmaker/alterations hand.

LMT30707 - Certificate III in Footwear Production

Appropriate for those performing supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a production oriented work environment such as footwear tradespersons: cutters, makers, graders and machinists as well as leading hands/team leaders.

LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform dry cleaning operations within a dry cleaning enterprise for those performing supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a dry cleaning environment.

LMT31909 - Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as a TCF Mechanic in enterprises conducting carding, footwear manufacture, knitting, sewing, spinning, tufting, or weaving operations.

LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery

This is suitable for people performing digitising and computer-based decoration on a range of garments and textiles, including embroidery and short-run garment printing.

MST30116 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform specialised production or multi-skilled operations and supervision roles within the textiles and clothing production environment.

MST30216 - Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

This qualification provides trade-level technical skills to support the design, development, production and supply of fabricated textile products. It relates to specialised technical, operational and supervisory skills within a manufacturing enterprise.

MST30316 - Certificate III in Millinery

 This qualification is intended for those who apply a range of technical skills within a millinery production environment.

MST30416 - Certificate III in Footwear

This qualification is intended for those who perform multi-skilled operations within a work environment that produces or repairs footwear, where an in-depth knowledge of footwear materials and production or repair processes is required.

MST30516 - Certificate III in Leather Production

A suitable qualification for thsoe who perform supervision roles, specialised tasks or multi-skilled roles within a leather production environment.

MST30616 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations

Suitable training for those who perform supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a commercial laundry environment.

MST30716 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Suitable for those who perform supervision roles, specialised technical tasks or multi-skilled roles within a dry cleaning environment.

MST30816 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in applied design and production roles within the clothing and fashion industry. It is suitable for workers producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design and marketing as well as sewing skills for specialist machinists, support roles in patternmaking, production of digitally printed or embroidered fabrics or garments is needed.

LMT40207 - Certificate IV in Cotton Ginning

Suitable training for occupations such as cotton ginning supervisor or training officer. Covers safe work practices in cotton ginning, use of ginning machinery, ginning presses, use of fire extinguishers, hydraulics, pneumatics, manual welding, electrical principles and safety, supervision, training, information technology and communication skills.

LMT40810 - Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision

This qualification covers evaluation and analysis of current laundry practices, developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practice, and providing some leadership and guidance to others.

MST40116 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Suitable training for those who work in occupations such as design, technical support and development, in the textiles industry, with roles such as product design, production planning and quality control.

MST40216 - Certificate IV in Clothing Production

An appropriate qualification for those who perform specialised production or multi-skilled operations and supervision roles, within the textiles and clothing production environment. It covers skills and knowledge in the application of specialised technical and supervisory skills within clothing production enterprises. It covers occupations such as supervisory roles in a production environment, patternmakers and sample machinists. It allows for a multi-skilled approach to clothing production and provides a basis for career progression to higher skills in the applied fashion design and technology area.

MST40316 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge to perform technical and production work in the design and development of custom-made footwear or footwear that involves small production quantities.

MST40416 - Certificate IV in Millinery

 This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to perform millinery design and construction roles. Work typically involves one-off or small run production within a small enterprise or self-employed operation.

MST40516 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

T his qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as assistant designers, merchandising assistants and specialist production technicians, such as patternmakers and sewing machinists, who support design and production within the clothing and fashion industry. 

MST50116 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.

MST50216 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Appropriate training for those undertaking specialised technical and design roles within textile enterprises.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 5
MST20416 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning
Annual Commencements 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
Annual Commencements 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery
Annual Commencements 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
MST30616 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LMT20407 - Certificate II in Cotton Ginning
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT21510 - Certificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MST20116 - Certificate II in TCF Production Support
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
MST20216 - Certificate II in TCF Production Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
MST20316 - Certificate II in Leather Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MST20416 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MST20516 - Certificate II in TCF Services and Repair
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T T
MST20616 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
LMT30107 - Certificate III in Textile Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T A *
LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT30707 - Certificate III in Footwear Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT31909 - Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A *
LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MST30116 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T A A T * T
MST30216 - Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A T A T * T T
MST30316 - Certificate III in Millinery
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MST30416 - Certificate III in Footwear
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 36 mths 12 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T A T * T T
MST30516 - Certificate III in Leather Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
MST30616 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T A T T T * T A
MST30716 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T A T T * T T
MST30816 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
LMT40207 - Certificate IV in Cotton Ginning
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LMT40810 - Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
MST40116 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MST40216 - Certificate IV in Clothing Production
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MST40316 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T T
MST40416 - Certificate IV in Millinery
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MST40516 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
MST50116 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MST50216 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LMT20407 - Certificate II in Cotton Ginning
Availability
LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Availability
LMT21510 - Certificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations
Availability
MST20116 - Certificate II in TCF Production Support
Availability
MST20216 - Certificate II in TCF Production Operations
Availability
MST20316 - Certificate II in Leather Production
Availability
MST20416 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
Availability
MST20516 - Certificate II in TCF Services and Repair
Availability
MST20616 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Availability
LMT30107 - Certificate III in Textile Production
Availability
LMT30307 - Certificate III in Cotton Ginning
Availability
LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing Production
Availability
LMT30707 - Certificate III in Footwear Production
Availability
LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
Availability
LMT31909 - Certificate III in Engineering - TCF Mechanic
Availability
LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery
Availability
MST30116 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
Availability
MST30216 - Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products
Availability
MST30316 - Certificate III in Millinery
Availability
MST30416 - Certificate III in Footwear
Availability
MST30516 - Certificate III in Leather Production
Availability
MST30616 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations
Availability
MST30716 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
Availability
MST30816 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Availability
LMT40810 - Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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