The Australian industry leading the world in textile fabrication

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.

Get your Certificate III in:

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 careers:

  • Sail Maker/ Canvas Goods Fabricator

Design & produce specialised products such as:

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

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

Future careers:

  • Marine Trimming Technician
  • Vehicle Trimmer

Design & produce specialised products such as:

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

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Register your interest via the button below and allow us to connect you with our Australian wide membership for current apprenticeship opportunities.

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.