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Become an Apprentice

Specialised Textiles Association has an Australia wide membership of businesses. There is a current skill shortage of textile fabricators and Australian businesses are actively seeking up-and-coming apprentices. There are gaps everywhere in the market – meaning great job prospects for future apprentices across Australia.

Fabric products have been used in Australia since the very first days of settlement. Since then, the Specialised Textile Industry has grown into one of the most diverse and progressive industries in Australia.

If you’re looking for a future career in manufactured textiles or marine trimming, get in touch for additional information and current apprenticeship opportunities in all Australian states.

                                 

Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products Apprenticeship

A qualification in manufactured textile products will provide you with trade-level technical skills to support and advance your future career in the specialised textiles industry. Throughout the course, you’ll receive training in specialised technical, operational and supervisory skills which can be applied to many manufacturing companies. No prior training is required.

Future career opportunities include:

  • Sail Maker / Canvas Goods Fabricator

In this role, you'll be responsive for designing and producing specialised products such as:

  • Shade sails
  • PVC and canvas products
  • Outdoor blinds and awnings
  • Industrial canopies

For more information, visit the myskills website.

 

Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology Apprenticeship

A qualification in automotive and marine trimming technology will advance your skills in trimming manufacture, repair and maintenance for a range of motor vehicles and marine crafts. No prior training is required.

Future career opportunities include:

  • Marine Trimming Technician
  • Vehicle Trimmer

In this role, you'll be responsive for designing and producing specialised products such as:

  • Yacht sails
  • Marine seat trimming
  • Boat covers and bimini's
  • Interior vehicle trimming

For more information, visit the myskills website.

 

Is This Career Right for Me?

An apprenticeship in the specialised textiles industry is a captivating and mentally simulating role with no prior experience needed. Our large membership of businesses provides on the job training with a culture that keeps people connected and inspired.

A career in the specialised textiles industry is great for people that:

  • Have a creative mind and enjoy custom and varied work
  • Can build and create products to solve problems
  • Enjoy hands-on work
  • Are seeking financial independence

Completing a certificate III in the specialised textiles industry will set you up for future career development and opportunities. The industry provides support to help you grow into roles including production management, general management with the potential of shareholder and director of the business. Don’t wait – contact us today to find current apprenticeship opportunities.

 

Apprentice of the year Award

Are you an apprentice currently enrolled in either Cert III in Manufactured Textile Products or Marine and Motor Trimming Technology?  Be recognised for your skills by entering the Apprentice of the Year Awards – click here to send us an email so that we may supply you with all the details.

2018 Apprentice Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2018 Apprentice of the Year Award Winner:

Natasha Harper, Covergirl Marine Trimming, NSW  

 

 

Apprenticeship Opportunities 

Register your interest below so that we can link you with our Australian wide membership for current apprenticeship opportunities:

I am interested in the following apprenticeship:

Manufactured Textile Products

Motor and Marine Trimming Technology

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