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Textile Designer

Textile Designers work in design studios in the textile industry creating two-dimensional designs that may be used in the production of knit, weave and printed fabrics or textile products. Day to day work involves liaising with clients, interpreting and representing clients' ideas, and using specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs.

Summary of Training

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Implement and monitor WHS and environmental systems in the workplace
  • Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
  • Analyse textile design influences
  • Assist in the development of textile designs
  • Analyse use of colour in textiles
  • Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs
  • Develop textile designs and specifications
  • Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
  • Cost production of fashion or textile designs
  • Identify opportunities in the TCF market
  • Plan and organise non routine testing
  • Design and produce knitted textile products
  • Design and produce woven tapestry products
  • Design and produce woven products
  • Exhibit textile designs or products
  • Design and produce printed textiles
  • Develop and test TCF products or processes
  • Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications
  • Understand and apply textile science
  • Perform routine textile tests and analyse results
  • Present and promote textile design concepts
  • Estimate costs for development of textile designs
  • Undertake textile colouration and finishing
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Produce knitted textile samples
  • Produce woven textile samples
  • Produce woven tapestry samples
  • Produce screen printed textiles
  • Source textile materials and resources
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Draw 3-D designs
  • Work safely with chemicals in TCF operations
  • Work safely

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Creative & Artistic
Practical & Manual

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Textile Designer - MST50216
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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