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The Specialised Textiles Association through its Training Sub Committee keeps members up to date with developments in the area of training and helps communicate the training needs of the industry to the various government bodies and training organisations involved in the training delivery. An important role in all this is to assist members in being able to access training wherever they are, in a delivery method which best suits their business and at the same time gain access to the government funding available in taking on trainees. Whilst these matters vary slightly from state to state, the broad issues are largely the same.

National Training Packages

The specialised textiles industry produces a variety of products that require a specialised skill to manufacture.

The certified training courses relating to the specialised textiles industry are:

  • Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products
  • Certifiate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology
  • Certificate III in Blinds & Awnings, Securities and Grilles


Methods of delivery vary from state to state and region to region; and can be broken down broadly into 3 main methods.

  1. Work place training, with assessment being made remotely 
  2. TAFE based training
  3. A mixture of 1 and 2 with the registered training organisation delivering some parts of the training and the business delivering the balance in the workplace.

For delivery of training in NSW, Qld and NT  for:

  • Cert III in Manufactured Textile Products

  • Cert III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

  • Cert III in Blinds and Awnings Securities and Grilles


Sydney Institute of TAFE
Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Rainer Malkki
Head Teacher Automotive Vehicle Body 
T:  (02) 9217 4976 

For delivery of training in Vic for:

  • Cert III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology contact:

36 Bulli Street
Moorabbin 3189

Denise Walker
Client Services Manager/ Senior Account Manager
Holmesglen Workforce Solutions
T: + 61 3 9209 5357
F: + 61 3 9209 5553

For Delivery of training in WA for:

  • Certificate III in Manufactured Textile Products

  • Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology

please contact:

Brian Ferguson
Program Manager
Construction & Builders’ Registration Portfolio
North Metropolitan TAFE 
Balga Campus
T: 08 9207 4403


In summary, training your staff is beneficial both for your business and the trainees involved. It can be done in a very cost efficient manner that helps secure not only the future of your own business, but our industry as a whole, by improving the skills of our people and the quality of the products we make.